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Maryland basketball lost in the Sweet 16, but Virginia's loss shows it could've been worse

It's Monday's Maryland Minute.

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Monday, everybody. Here's what's up to start the week:

Virginia lost to Syracuse in the Elite Eight yesterday, capping one of the worst collapses in college basketball history. The Cavaliers had a 51-37 lead with 9:47 remaining before giving up a 31-11 run and losing. It was an outrageous loss for Virginia, the kind that will reverberate for a really long time. It's also a reminder that there are far worse ways to lose than, say, by just getting crushed in the second half of a Sweet 16 game. Here's some stuff on that:

NCAA bracket 2016: Syracuse shocks Virginia with 2nd-half comeback -
The Orange strangled the Cavaliers with suffocating defense of their own.

NCAA tournament 2016: Syracuse beats Virginia to advance to Final Four - Streaking The Lawn
Our friends at SB Nation's Streaking the Lawn on Virginia's loss.

The Syracuse Orange Are Going Back to the Final Four. LOL - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
There are two sides to every story.

Hard to disagree.

Diamond Stone commits to Maryland: Terps pick up 5-star center - Testudo Times
Stone committed to Maryland a year ago Sunday. Kind of interesting to reflect on how much has changed since then, isn't it?

Football and other notes

RB Trey Edmunds settling in with Maryland football after Virginia Tech transfer - Testudo Times
A little profile from spring practice last week on Maryland's new veteran running back.

Maryland football competing with LSU, others for 5'7 2018 RB Shaun Shivers - Testudo Times
Part of something we're trying to do more often around these parts – interviewing recruits and giving fans a sense of what Maryland is up to on the trail.

Maryland softball series recap: Terps swept by Ohio State to start conference play - Testudo Times
Things aren't going great for Maryland softball.

Maryland baseball final score: Terps beat Iowa 4-1 behind Brian Shaffer's strong outing - Testudo Times
A lot hasn't gone right for Maryland so far this year, but Shaffer's been great.