Déjà Vu All Over Again? For the Terps, their first game of the ACC Tournament this Friday is looking like it may be a re-match of the game they began the tourney with last year. On Thursday in round one, number six-seed Georgia Tech (9-5) plays number eleven Miami (2-12) in a game that the Yellow Jackets are very likely to win. If they do, they will face Maryland on Friday night, just as they did last year, when they nearly sent the Terps packing! In fact, with just a few minutes left in that game, Maryland looked to be going down to defeat when Coach Frese literally got up in Marissa Coleman's face, nose to nose like a drill sergeant, and in no uncertain (and really loud) terms reminded Marissa that she could play far better than she'd been playing. Thankfully, Marissa and her teammates rallied . . . and those of us who had made the trip to Greensboro would get to see the Terps play another day (and another) -- and defeat Duke!
Georgia Tech clearly gained some confidence from last season's near-upset, and this season actually succeeded in knocking off the Terps in their only regular season match-up. So, in order to finally win that elusive ACC Tourney crown, the Terps have some serious work cut out for themselves --- in back to back to back games, they will need to beat not one, not two, but all three teams they lost to during the regular season! Hey, as Yogi said, "If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be." But, as Terps fans know, Maryland is capable of beating any team on any day . . . with a little focus and a little luck. The Terps know exactly what they need to do this weekend and they know exactly what it will take to do it . . . which is a good thing, because as Yogi also said, "If you don't know where you're going, chances are you will end up somewhere else."