College Park -- Picture being the defending national champion and having your spot atop the polls, a 24-game winning streak and your sense of invulnerability summarily seized from you by the very team you beat eight months before to win the title, and on television, no less.
Now, picture what it would be like to be the next team you play, having to face a lot of talent and six days of pent-up anger. It's pretty clear, then, what the Virginia women's basketball team is up against tonight at Comcast Center vs. No. 3 Maryland, which takes the court for the first time since its 81-62 loss at Duke last weekend.
Virginia@Maryland Tonight, 7, Comcast Sports Net (tape delay, 11:30)