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These are among the images I'll remember from the first two rounds in Kansas City, where the Terps beat Cal and lost to Memphis:

*Maryland's Dave Neal making the first basket of the game against Memphis and getting all pumped up. He said later that he thought at that moment that the Terps would win. The team will miss his spirit next year.

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*Morgan State's Ameer Ali flipping Oklahoma's Blake Griffin over his shoulder during the team's first-round game. Oh my goodness. Griffin was the model of restraint. He just walked away.

*Memphis fans chanting "ACC' at the Terps in a mocking way after the Tigers had the game in hand. Some Terps fans chanting "SAT" right back in an equally mocking fashion.

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*Jerome Randle, the 5-foot-10 Cal guard, repeatedly driving into the lane on Maryland in the first half. But what I'll really remember is how the Terps all but made him disappear in the second half by shutting down his penetration.

*Cal State-Northridge, playing without key team members due to criminal charges and an unrelated auto accident, leading Memphis with about seven minutes to play. The 15th-seeded Matadors were within four with 2:30 to play, but couldn't hang on.

*Gary Williams' look of resignation as he discussed the talented and larger Memphis team after his Terps had lost. Not only are the Tigers good, but they also shot better against Maryland than against anybody else all season.

"The coach saying candidly that Maryland doesn't play as high above the rim as Memphis (and presumably other teams). "We don't play up there this year. We probably will next year a little, but right now, we don't play there," he said.

You think Williams is raising the expectations bar too high for the incoming recruits (Jordan Williams and James Padgett) next season?

*Greivis Vasquez walking out of the Sprint Center with a towel draped over his shoulder and his sneakers in hand. Did he just walk out of Maryland's program for good, or will the excitable one return?

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