Maryland's men's basketball season has ended. The Terps lost to Kansas in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night, drawing to a close the careers of Maryland seniors Jake Layman, Rasheed Sulaimon, Varun Ram and Trevor Anzmann. They stayed close to the Jayhawks in the first half, but a second-half Kansas charge was too much for Maryland to overcome.
Here's our Facebook Live discussion, from College Park. We'll have more from Sung Min Kim in Louisville as the next few days go on, but this is a collection of takeaways and fan thoughts from after the game.
It's all over for the Maryland Terrapins.Posted by Testudo Times on Thursday, March 24, 2016
If you're not interested in watching the full video, here's a quick summary:
Maryland looked really good for a while, but Bill Self got Maryland into some trouble after the half, and Mark Turgeon wasn't able to draw up the same adjustments Self did. It didn't help that several of Maryland's best players spent the night in foul trouble, courtesy of some hard-luck whistles on Diamond Stone, in particular.
It's also time to turn our attention to the future. This was certainly all in college for Layman and Sulaimon, and it could be the end for any combination of Trimble, Stone and Robert Carter Jr. A new NCAA rule this year makes it likely that all of them will declare for the NBA Draft, but they won't necessarily actually leave school.
It's been a fascinating year for Maryland basketball. Right now, how do you assess it? Let us know.