Another Heartbreaker

Sorry that we did not have a thread for this game folks.  I was unable to get to a computer, but did watch the game.

I don’t know exactly what to say.  I’ll try and do a better job later, but my initial thoughts are this:

There are 2 ways to look at the Terps right now.

1).  They are close.  Very close.  They play hard and look really good at times. They play decent defense for the most part (except for the couple of minutes where they gave up 10 transition points by not getting back after missed shots).  They are scrappy and they are not getting the bounces or the breaks.  They make 15 dumb plays a game and in the last two, if they would have made just 14, they would have won two solid road games. We will somehow make it over the hump and be a better team in February and March.  If they can make it to 4-4 in the first half of the ACC season, which is doable, they have a chance to turn the corner.  They just need to get that one big win and take it from there.


2).  We are close, but just not that good.  They can try as hard as they can and they do that, but nothing can fix the lack of an inside offensive game or the fact that we can’t hit open shots.  They choke late in games and turn the ball over and even though they battle, the talent is not there to win games in the end.  This will likely be difficult to fix this season, so we have to look to next where everyone can take time to get better and we hopefully have some useful big men coming in to help.  We are building toward next year already.

Which team are they?