After Gonzaga or North Carolina wins the NCAA Championship tonight, CBS will air “One Shining Moment.” Maybe Maryland will appear in that montage, or maybe not.
So while we all wait to see who comes out on top, here’s the “One Shining Moment” from 2002, when the Terps took home the title:
Saturday marked the 15th anniversary of Maryland’s only national title. The school honored that team at halftime in its loss to Iowa on Feb. 25.
Juan Dixon was the team’s most famous player at the time, though Steve Blake ended up with the squad’s lengthiest NBA career. Dixon led the team with 20 points per game that year, with Lonny Baxter adding 15 and Chris Wilcox scoring 12 per outing.
Dixon is now the head coach for the University of D.C.’s women’s basketball team following a stint as a Maryland assistant. Blake played in the NBA from 2003 to 2016,
In other news
Maryland baseball swept a doubleheader to grab a series win over Rutgers.
Maryland softball got swept by Michigan State.
Former Maryland defensive lineman Mojo Rawley made headlines at WWE’s WrestleMania.
Maryland women’s lacrosse beat Michigan on the strength of four hat tricks.
Men’s lacrosse also comfortably beat Michigan, 15-8.
Destiny Slocum won the WBCA’s National Freshman of the Year award.
South Carolina won the NCAA women’s basketball championship.