The Terps nearly beat the Pittsburgh Panthers last night at Madison Square Garden in the semi-finals of the Coaches Vs. Cancer Tournament. But since they lost, they will take on Illinois (who lost to Texas in the other semi-final game) for third place in a game that starts at 5 p.m.
Despite the loss, the Terps actually looked pretty good last night. They came within a few free throws and rebounds of a win against one of the best teams in the Nation. Jordan Williams is emerging as a true star player inside, and Cliff Tucker is proving that with an expanded role, he can fill in for what the Terps lost with their seniors last year. A win in this tournament, even if it is just of the third place variety, would go a long way in proving that the Terps are in fact better than we thought they would be before the season.
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