Maryland Vs. Virginia: Terps Lose Regular Season Finale To Cavaliers 74-60

Maryland dropped another stinker at home when they fell to Virginia 74-60 on the team's Senior Day. The Terps face a mountainous climb if they are to make the NCAA Tournament.

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Maryland Vs. Virginia: Terps Lose Regular Season Finale To Cavaliers

The Maryland Terrapins ended a disappointing regular season with another disappointing loss, as they fell to the Virginia Cavaliers 74-60.

For the Terps, it was the same old story. While Jordan Williams and Dino Gregory (who has had a fine senior season) were able to get into double figures, Maryland could not rely on secondary scorers to get the job done when they needed it. 

What's more disconcerting is that despite it being Senior Day, the Terps two senior guards, Cliff Tucker and Adrian Bowie, combined for just 10 points on the day.  One could argue that the lack of senior leadership really hurt the Terps this year, as they were unable to kick it into extra gear when times were tough.

With this loss, Maryland finishes 7-9 in the ACC regular season, and head into the conference tournament with a chance to be either the 7th or 8th seed, depending on the result of the Miami at Georgia Tech game. 

Gary Williams knows the daunting task that his team faces going into the tournament. Its quite simple: win the ACC title or go to the NIT. And if the Terps play the way they did this afternoon in the conference tournament, then the Terps fans already know which tournament they will see this team playing in come Selection Sunday.

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Maryland Vs. Virginia: Terps Close Out Regular Season Against Cavs On Senior Day

Saturday's game against the Virginia Cavaliers will mark the Maryland Terrapins' final game in the regular season, and will also mark the team's Senior Day, which will honor seniors Adrian Bowie, Cliff Tucker, and Dino Gregory.

But unless the Terps have an upcoming miracle in the ACC tournament, they have to look back on the regular season as a disappointment. Despite the outcome of today's game, they will likely end up on the outside of the bubble for the NCAA tournament selection committee. 

There is a bit of irony today that the Terps will honor their seniors today, as one could argue that the lack of senior leadership may have cost this team this year. Dino Gregory continued to excel in his role, being a classic Gary Williams player of getting better each year. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Adrian Bowie and Cliff Tucker. They were inconsistent this season at a time when Maryland was looking for a secondary scoring option. 

The Terps currently sit at 7-8 in the conference, and a win today will perhaps net them a better seed in the ACC tournament, though it's still likely any road to an improbable NCAA tournament bid will have to go through conference powerhouses North Carolina and Duke.

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