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Maryland vs. Virginia: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly From The Terps' Overtime Loss

Want to know The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from Maryland's Senior Night? Maryland lost a heartbreaking game to rival Virginia in overtime.

March 4, 2012; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins guard Terrell Stoglin (12) during the game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Comcast Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE
March 4, 2012; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins guard Terrell Stoglin (12) during the game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Comcast Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

Maryland fell in their final game of the regular season on Sunday. For Maryland's three seniors, it marks their final game playing in front of the home crowd -- unless the Maryland athletic department wants to pay to participate in a post-season tournament and host a game. Maryland fans and players ran the full gamut of emotions during Sunday's 75-72 overtime loss to rival Virginia.

The Good:

  • F Mike Scott: Scott posted a career-high 35 points and also added 11 rebounds. Scott was clearly the best player on the court. There was no one on Maryland's roster that could contain him on Sunday. Ashton Pankey's first half performance was so poor, he was benched in the second half. Scott played 44 of the 45 minutes of Sunday's game. Just a massive game for the senior.
  • Maryland's Second-Half Comeback: The Terps' looked dead with 8 minutes to go as they were down 12 points. Maryland was able to swing the momentum and get the crowd into the game. It started with a Mark Turgeon technical foul call, and was fueled by Terrell Stoglin coming on in the final minutes. With Pankey benched, Maryland used a six-man rotation for the final 8 minutes of regulation and overtime. The team wore out in overtime, but showed real fight in crunch time.
  • Mark Turgeon: This is more of an achievement for the season. This team is not deep, and certainly not the most talented in the country, but he has them buying into his system. That system has the Terps playing inspired at times, and despite falling in their final three games of the season, they didn't quit today when they easily could have -- that would have been a repeat of what happened the first time these two met in Charlottesville.

The Bad:

  • G Terrell Stoglin's 2-point Shooting: Stoglin finished the game 25 points, but shot just 8-for-24 from the field. While he did shoot 5-of-9 from behind the arc, he was just 3-for-15 from inside the arc. Stoglin forced a lot of shots in the first half. However, he did respond well to his benching to start the second half. Stoglin has had to carry a heavy load this year, a burden he has generally accepted, but it seems that he is starting to buckle under the weight of it all.

  • Darion Atkins Layup: Ultimately, the layup doesn't matter that much since Virginia went on to win the game. However, the layup was just embarrassing. I'm aware it wasn't a perfect pass on the in-bounds play, but that's a basket you have to make to win a game. It was a perfect play call from Tony Bennett, and luckily Atkins sprung free from Len for the opportunity.

The Ugly:

  • F Ashton Pankey: He's had quite the roller coaster ride this season, and today might have been the end of the ride. In a critical game in Maryland's season he was benched for the entire second half. This is on the heels of his 8-minute, 5-foul performance against UNC. Ugly, ugly game for Pankey.


Sean Mosley's -- likely -- final game at Comcast Center saw the senior record his second double-double in his career. The senior has been a rock this season for Turgeon and his staff, as the coach said in his post-game press conference that he couldn't imagine where he'd be without Mosley. Turgeon's only been here a short time, but you could see he really took to Mosley. He clearly wasn't getting upset when Mosley was forcing a few shots in the game, and had the green light all day. Mosley didn't exactly blow people away in his time in College Park, but he became a steadying influence this season.