Congrats to the Terps for taking it to the devils and withstanding the duke runs. Duke battled an emotional Terps team on senior night, and nearly pulled it off. I don’t think this will hurt Dukes chances at a 1 seed. This was a game that the Terps had to have and one Duke stayed in despite a hostile crowd and an emotional team.
The committee does take into consideration how you lose.
I’m not going to dissect this game too much it was a battle between two really good teams that came down to the last few possessions. No one for either team played poorly, Duke just didn’t hit the shots down the stretch and Terps rebounded when they needed to.
If Duke takes care of business at home against UNC then the regular season title will be theirs, whether they share it with MD or not isn’t the point. It will position Duke very well in the NCAAs.
Duke will have to once again work on getting those bench players going.Â Andre Dawkins hit a couple of threes but Duke really needs to get those points from the Plumlees. That is what is separating Duke from being great. 10-15 points coming from the brothers P.
The only hardware really up for grabs tonight is possibly the ACC Player of the Year. It’s still anyones game. I give the nod to Scheyer based on the year and the body of work, but it should be close.
More perspective later..