The Maryland Terrapins must not like making things easy for themselves. Tonight marked their final chance to achieve the elusive "important road win." And the loss means that Maryland will finish this regular season without a single win against a ranked opponent.
The final score indicates that Maryland lost by only 11 points, but this game was never really close. The Tar Heels led by as many as 17 points in the second half, while the Terps never even had a sniff of the lead. North Carolina had more free throws, more three-pointers, more rebounds, more assists, and fewer turnovers.
Terrell Stoglin continues to come into his own, as he led all scorers tonight with 28 points, but it wasn't enough. The good news is that the Terps have now figured out who they can count on regularly (the underclassmen) and who they can't (the seniors).
Maryland has two more games before the start of ACC Tournament on Mar. 10. The team will travel to Miami for a game Wednesday night, and then return home to the Comcast Center for the regular season finale against the Virginia Cavaliers.