After standing in midtown Atlanta for 25 years, the Georgia Dome was demolished Monday morning, and with it went a piece of Terps’ history.
Maryland men’s basketball won its first and only National Championship there in 2002, beating Indiana, 64-52. Maryland beat the highest possible seed it could have in each of its games before the championship.
Here’s the game in its entirety, in case you feel like doing nothing at work today.
Later that year, Maryland football returned to those same hallowed grounds and lambasted the Tennessee Volunteers, 30-3, in the Peach Bowl. Scott McBrien rushed for two touchdowns and Curome Cox added a pick-6 of his own in the win. Here’s that game in its entirety, too.
In case you wanted to see this piece of Terp history’s last moments, here’s a MARTA bus making that nearly impossible.
I am CRYING. The Weather Channel set up for a live shot of the Georgia Dome being imploded, and at the perfectly wrong time ... this happened (via @ajc): pic.twitter.com/LA0cXpC7oX— Brett Taylor (@Brett_A_Taylor) November 20, 2017
In other news
On the same day he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, Darryl Morsell suffered a slight hamstring strain and is day-to-day, per Mark Turgeon.
Other than that bit of encouraging-but-still-unfortunate news, Maryland cruised to a 76-45 win over Jackson State. If you missed any of the game, you can relive it in still form here. Also of note: Alex Tostado’s free throws with 32 seconds left helped the Terps cover a 30.5-point spread, so congratulations!
Despite starting the season 4-0 (prior to last night’s win), Maryland still fell into the “receiving votes” category of the AP Poll Monday afternoon.
Maryland football only has one game left, and with the postseason all but certainly out of the question, this is a pride game.
The women’s basketball team plays Howard at 6 p.m. at the Xfinity Center this evening. The game will be broadcast on BTN.
The wrestling team took down No. 21 Stanford and placed fourth in the Road Runner Open over the weekend.