April 04, 2006

Terps overcome big deficit, top Duke in OT for first title: A team that was ranked #4 in the final poll before the tournament and got no respect, wins the National Championship. With 2 freshmen, 2 sophmores, and 1 junior, Maryland will be tough to beat next year. Fear the Turtle!

posted by dbt302 to basketball at 10:22 PM - 11 comments

I had no rooting interest, but I have to say, this was one hell of a game.

posted by chicobangs at 11:00 PM on April 04, 2006

One of my pet peeves in sports is when athletes or teams claim they get no respect. Maryland was ranked fourth. How is that not respect?

posted by rcade at 06:46 AM on April 05, 2006

I was wondering the same thing rcade. No one picked them to get to the finals. After the game was over, the announcers kept saying Maryland didn't know they weren't suppose to be there. How do you not think you're suppose to be there when you beat UNC twice (only losses they had all year), and Duke once? You're 33-4 and going to play for the National Championship and still, no one believes in you. They believe now.

posted by dbt302 at 07:13 AM on April 05, 2006

I'm glad Duke lost. They looked like they were very cocky. It is nice to see a different team win (though Duke has not won any national championships).

posted by AirJordan337 at 07:47 AM on April 05, 2006

What a HUGE shot by Toliver....! Nice bounce-back after the 12 turnovers by her in the semis.

posted by smithers at 08:25 AM on April 05, 2006

rcade: Because before the tournament started Maryland was ranked THIRD in the nation, had beaten Duke and UNC, had only lost to teams that were ranked #1 at the time the game was played (Tennessee, Duke, Duke, UNC), and yet were still only given a #2 seed, behind Ohio State. That's not a lot of respect. All the talk was about how Duke was going to add a women's title to go with Coach K's 3 for the men. Well, it was the Terrapins who added a women's title to go with coach Williams' title in 2002. FEAR THE TURTLE !!!!! Go Maryland!

posted by scully at 08:29 AM on April 05, 2006

So when's the riot? The "we get no respect" card is WAY overplayed. In all sports.

posted by mbd1 at 09:08 AM on April 05, 2006

Don't forget terrapin, Maryland was a #2, 2 seed behind Tennessee. It was funny how everyone was on the Terp's band wagon after the game and for next season. I wonder how long that will last?

posted by dbt302 at 10:24 AM on April 05, 2006

FEAR THE TURTLE !!!!! Go Maryland! Comment icon posted by terrapin at 8:29 AM CST on April 5 I thought they were called the GIRtles?? At least that was what the announcers kept calling them. It was a FUN game to watch. Woudnt call it a great game but boy it was fun to watch. Grats to you terrapin and the lady terps. the only terrapin I ever knew lived down by the station with samsom&delila

posted by Folkways at 10:28 AM on April 05, 2006

So when's the riot? not quite a riot, but there was an attempted bus flip.

posted by goddam at 10:35 AM on April 05, 2006

/me gives Folkways the secret DH handshake. Thanks.

posted by scully at 01:20 PM on April 05, 2006

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