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The Upstate Life

Monday, March 20, 2006
It's Over, It's Finally Over

Hopefully this will be the last post this month in relation to Maryland Basketball for at least this season since, you know, it ended on an incredibly sour note this past Saturday. In case you weren't aware, the Terps fell to the MAAC Conference regular-season champions Manhattan. That's right, Maryland lost on their home court, to a mid-major, in the first round of the effing NIT. What a way to go out. Then again, this was the same team that unanimously agreed to decline an NIT invitation, but since Gary Williams and Co. were unaware of the fact that they previously agreed to host the event should they be in it, the Terps reluctantly accepted. Who would want to be forced to play in a consolation tournament after not making the NCAAs? You could tell none of the players wanted to be there, that whatever fun that was supposed to be in the game was sucked out from them just a week prior. Nik Caner-Medley deserved better than to finish his career with the team fouling out in a first round NIT game. You have to feel for the guy after all the hard work he's dedicated to the program and hope he'll be able to continue his success once he leaves College Park. Oh, and by the way, to the ten people that watched the game, you know it's bad when Gary puts in his walk-on player two times over his scholarship freshman. There has to be subtler ways to tell your player that, well, the frickin walk-on is better than you.

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