Ten years ago, John Gilchrist led Maryland to the 2004 ACC tournament championship, a three-game sweep over the top three seeds that ended with an overtime victory against archrival Duke. Gilchrist was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player after averaging 24 points per game.
After collapsing in the final minute of regulation and allowing No. 5 Virginia to force overtime, the Terps hit five of their last six free throws -- four by Jake Layman -- to beat the Cavaliers, 75-69.
Maryland (16-14, 8-9 ACC) will be looking for a signature win while Virginia (25-5, 16-1) comes in as hot as the then No. 2 Terps were in 2002, when they won their first national championship. The Cavaliers have won 13 straight.
On Sunday, the Terps men's basketball team plays its final regular season game as a member of the Atlantic Coast against Virginia. And while the official date the university joins the Big Ten isn't until July 1st, you can't help but look at this as the end. The Maryland faithful has always had a stronger bond to the basketball program than other sports, including the revenue-producing football.
When the Maryland basketball team got back to campus after Sunday¿s double-overtime loss at Clemson, one of the first places the Terps headed was to the training room for ice baths to help with their recovery.
Maryland's inability to close out games has become the overarching theme of what has been a disappointing season. As the Terps close out the regular season with a pair of home games, coach Mark Turgeon is hoping that his team can reverse its recent stretch of agonizing defeats.
Attackers Alyssa Ferro and Andi Raymond and midfielder Paige Duncan (Broadneck) helped keep No. 14 Towson close for much of Sunday's game, but No. 3 Syracuse finished with a 5-0 run to deal the visiting Tigers their first defeat of the season, 12-7.
Leading by nine points in the first half and with chances to put the game away down the stretch, the Terps were taken into overtime for the first time this season and lost to the Tigers in double overtime, 77-73.
With Alyssa Thomas chasing two of the most revered records in Maryland women's basketball history and less than a week from the senior's final regular-season home game, Terps coach Brenda Frese couldn't resist a little ruse at the expense of the two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year.
John Danowski coaches a Duke men's lacrosse program that captured last year's national championship, is 4-0, and is the top-ranked team in the country. None of that prevented him from voting for Maryland — fresh off a dismantling of 2013 runner-up Syracuse on Saturday — as his No. 1 team.
The No. 20 Johns Hopkins women scored just one goal in the second half, but it turned out to be the game-winner in a 6-5 upset of No. 7 Loyola Maryland on Wednesday night in the first-ever Lacrosse Coaches vs. Cancer game.
A season that started with Dez Wells missing makeable shots in a one-point loss to Connecticut at the Barclays Center, a season punctuated by Charles Mitchell doing the same in a two-point loss at No. 5 Duke nine days ago, was summed up Monday night in the closing seconds of a 57-55 loss to No. 4 Syracuse at Comcast Center.