So, in case you haven’t heard, Maryland basketball’s season is over. It stinks. We’re sad. It’s OK to be sad.
This was Damonte Dodd and L.G. Gill’s final game in a Maryland uniform, and it may have been Melo Trimble’s too.
On a positive note, Maryland has a solid core already in place for next season. Anthony Cowan, Kevin Huerter and Justin Jackson look set to take the conference by storm with the right cast of characters around them.
Maryland will have a handful of new, talented players on the court next season. Forwards Micah Thomas and Joshua Tomaic will see live game action after redshirting this year. Incoming freshmen Bruno Fernando and Darryl Morsell will arrive over the summer and should contribute immediately. If Melo does leave, another scholarship opens up. Mark Turgeon could use that on a grad transfer or save it for a class of 2018 recruit — and that class could be loaded.
So yes, losing in the first round does sting. Remember when Maryland was projected to finish ninth in the Big Ten after four starters left last year? Then remember how the team started 20-2 en route to the best start in program history while starting three freshmen for most of the season? That was pretty cool. So smile!
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Damonte Dodd took to Twitter to thank Maryland after the game.
Just wanna thank Maryland for everything they have done for me. I'm lost for words but It will always be love day in my heart ❤— Damonte Dodd (@TheRturnOf35) March 17, 2017
Game times and TV schedules for Saturday have been released. Plan your days accordingly.
The football team is practicing in this nice spring weather we’re having. Some players could really benefit from a good spring session.