Sixty-one years of heated rivalries, heartbreaking defeats and unforgettable victories will come to an end Sunday for Maryland when the Terrapins play their final home game as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Forty years on, it remains quite possibly the greatest college basketball game ever played.
Three points at a time, Maryland turned a halftime deficit against last-place Virginia Tech into the foundation of a blowout victory.
Georgetown held off a rally led by the nation’s leading scorer in a 75-63 win over No. 13 Creighton.
The Colonials are in great position to make the NCAA Tournament, which is huge for a program that was just hoping to make the Atlantic 10 Tournament two years ago.
Jim Boeheim had no concerns when No. 12 Virginia pounded the ball inside to Akil Mitchell and Mike Tobey in the first half against Syracuse’s zone.
The ACC is full of powerhouse programs, but as the conference schedule winds down, coach Tony Bennett’s defense-first Cavaliers are the surprising front-runners.
No. 4 Syracuse blew most of a 12-point lead in the last 8 minutes and used one final defensive stop to squeeze past Maryland 57-55 on Monday night and end a two-game losing streak.
No one thought much of American University’s men’s basketball team when the season began.
Maryland had two chances in the final seconds to walk out of Cameron Indoor Stadium with a win one last time.