Considering the attention the last two games received, and the effort Maryland put into playing No. 1 North Carolina and No. 4 Duke, you wonder how the Terps will come out Wednesday night at home against Virginia.
It certainly helps Gary Williams in terms of making sure the Terps will be ready that the Cavaliers swept Maryland last year. But you always wonder how a team, especially one that is fairly young and not overly talented, will react.
One thing in Maryland's favor is that the Cavaliers are reeling, and losing at home to Georgia Tech in overtime Sunday left Virginia 1-4 in the ACC. If the Terps continue to pound the ball inside to James Gist and Bambale Osby, they should be fine.
Osby's 20-point, 15-rebound performance against Duke -- both career highs -- shows that if Grievis Vasquez is willing to sacrifice stats for the sake of the team, Maryland has a strong enough inside game to compete with any team in the ACC.
Given the problems the Cavaliers have had defending in the paint recently, Osby and Gist could be in for the same kind of production that they've had the past two games. Unless there's a letdown.