I believed a victory in Charlottesville was essential for the Terps to make a late-season statement.
Maryland probably needed to play its best game of the season against the Cavaliers, and instead played one of its worst -- particularly in the second half.
Coach Mark Turgeon says the team did not quit. But he said the Terps "hung our heads way too early. We’re down 18 the last media timeout we lose by 27. It’s just who we are. We don’t finish games very well."
So, where does that leave you, Coach?
When Turgeon was asked about NCAA prospects, he might have done a Jim Mora Sr., from 2001 ("Playoffs? Are you kidding me? Playoffs?").
What Turgeon actually said is that Maryland would need to win the ACC tourney to get an NCAA bid. "Let's not kid ourselves. We’ve got to win four in Atlanta,” he said.