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Miracle at Xfinity—Terps 68 Northwestern 67 on Last Second Shot ...

Most Terrapin fans never saw this comeback happening. NW dominated Play for 37 minutes and led by 11 with 328 left. Melo took the bull by the horns and triggered the successful comeback.

Melo amazes me more and more with each game. He never lost his cool even after missing a few shots down the wire. He finished with 27 points, 3 assists and 4 steals.

Dez caught fire when it really mattered and his closing rebound shot was incredible. He finished with 17 points but had 4 turnovers.

Layman once again did much of the dirty work –0nly had 7 shots for 8 points but lead the team with 8 bounds.

Smotrycz had to fill in at the post as the Terps bigs had 3 points and 3 rebounds in 27 minutes. I wonder how Turgeon will deal with this problem Thursday night at Ohio State.

I just don’t remember a comeback like this at Xfinity (Comcast). So the Terps are 6-2 in conference 4-0 at home and 2-2 on the road.

By the way a side point of happiness for me is that there is no doubt the comeback ruined Coach K’s day as he won his 1000th game and had to endure watching a key disciple (Chris Collins) lose to a team he hates. I will give Collins credit for being very gracious in his praise of Maryland after such a brutal loss.

#7 Terps Remain Unbeaten in Conference Play Defeating the Hoosiers 84-...

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Lexie Brown scored 21 points and Brionna Jones added 10 and 14 rebounds to help No. 7 Maryland remain unbeaten in Big Ten play with a 84-74 win over Indiana on Sunday.

Maryland (17-2, 8-0 Big Ten) has won 11 straight since falling to Notre Dame on Dec. 3.

The Hoosiers (12-7, 2-6) led early and tied the Terrapins five times early in the first half. The game was tied at 15 with 12:44 left in the half before Maryland outscored Indiana 32-14 the rest of the half and held a 47-29 lead at the break.

A late surge by Indiana closed the deficit to 10 with under a minute to play. That was the closest the Hoosiers would come to challenging the Terrapins, whose biggest lead was 24.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 18 points for the Terps who shot 55 percent from the field as a team. The Terps outrebounded Indiana 40-to-27.

Tyra Buss scored 19 points to lead Indiana.

Maryland returns to action Thursday, Jan. 29 at Michigan with tip-off set for 7 p.m., on BTN Plus.

NCAA Scores of Interest

Big Ten

Wisconsin 69    Michigan 54   OT

Purdue     67     Iowa 63

Penn State 79   Rutgers 51

Minnesota 79   Illinois  71

Nebraska 79     Sparty   77

Upstart Eases to Win At the Holy Bull at Gulfstream–One of the C...

I was in Florida today for this tremendous stakes race. A very impressive performance for Upstart in this Derby Prep Race. Gulfstream was packed and I really enjoyed the Stone Crab claw concession. Returning Saturday night in time for the Maryland –Northwestern game Sunday night.

from espn.com

New York-bred Upstart proved his class Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park, tracking pacesetter Bluegrass Singer to the final turn and then drawing away impressively to win the $400,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes by 5-1/2 lengths.
The Holy Bull is worth points of 10-4-2-1 to the top four finishers on the road to the Kentucky Derby, a path the 3-year-old son of Flatter will follow for owner Ralph M. Evans and trainer Rick Violette Jr.
Upstart was making his 2015 debut after galloping through a 2-year-old campaign that included a second in the Champagne Stakes and a third in the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
“You never know if they’ll make the grade when they turn from 2 to 3, and today he definitely moved forward,” Violette said. “That’s one of the advantages of running today — you have two weeks to play with. We can go up to the Gotham [March 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack] or we can come back here in four weeks in the Fountain of Youth [Feb. 21].

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#3 Anthony Rumble Johnson Demolishes #1 Contender Alexander Gustafsson...

from mmafighting.com

Round 1: Main event time. Crowd in full throat pulling for their hometown hero, Alexander Gustafsson. They touch gloves. Gustafsson with a leg kick, and Johnson pushes on. Leg kick now from Johnson. Wow, bit exchange on fence and Johnson just planted and threw. Didn’t quite catch Gusty flush. But they’re fighting. Gustafsson with a jab, and that’ll make Johnson think twice. Now Johnson gets poked in the eye and we are halted. Ref checks him, and we;re back. Big punch from Johnson and Gustafssonwas stunned. Johnson swinging for the fences! He has Gustafsson hurt! Gustfsson on the canvas covering up and Johnson teeing off as the referee warns Gusty to fight back! It’s over! The referee stops the fight! Johnson is headed for a title shot! Johnson hit Gustafsson with a right hand, and then just went into assault mode. Once he had him on the ground, he was wailing away with uppercuts from the side until the referee stopped the fight. Explosive stuff from Rumble Johnson, who just earned a shot against Jon Jones. 

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On Second Thought Should the RavensHave Been in the Super Bowl —...

As Joe’s attempt to hit Torrey fell into the arms of the Patriots safety, I resolve that on this day New England was just a bit better. But were they?

First Belichick bent the rules to a very questionable level with his bizarre formations. Then was Brady’s TD pass too perfect. What other games were played by the zen master.

There is no other way to look at this. Brady and Belichick have tarnished their images forever. That’s my take.

Goran Murray Ineligible For 2015 Season

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – University of Maryland men’s lacrosse coach John Tillman announced today that Goran Murray is ineligible and will not be a member of the Maryland lacrosse team for the 2015 season. Murray has not been with the team since the end of the 2014 season.

“We appreciate what Goran has done for the Maryland lacrosse program over the last three years and wish him the best moving forward,” Tillman said.

#6 Lady Terps Remain Unbeaten in the Big 10, Waltzing over Sparty 85-5...

Playing in its first season in the Big Ten after a 37-year run in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Maryland is the lone unbeaten team in league play.

Aerial Powers scored 28 for the Spartans (9-10, 1-7), who have lost eight of 10.

Maryland made 50 percent of its field goal attempts and limited the Spartans to 3-for-24 shooting from beyond the arc.

Mincy, a senior guard, went 7 for 13 from the floor. She contributed a three-point play and a layup to the 10-2 spurt to start of the second half. Mincy also played a key role before halftime, collecting eight points, two assists and a steal.

Maryland missed six of its first seven shots and was outrebounded 10-2 in falling behind 8-3. It was 11-7 before Jones scored five points in a 13-2 run that put the Terrapins ahead for good.

The Spartans exercised patience during most of their possessions, which slowed down the pace and helped them close to 25-22 with 5:45 left in the half.

Maryland then peeled off 10 straight points, including three straight baskets by reserve Kiara Leslie, for a 13-point cushion.

Indiana Takes #13 Maryland to School with 87-70 Victory at Assembly Ha...

My take—the ferocious 3 point defense was not present for the Terps tonight as IU made 15 trey. Am I worried–not even a little bit as the Terps are 3-0 at home and 2-2 on the road. The Hoosiers were great tonight and the Terps were just flat. When the Hoosiers visit College Park, I promise the Terps will be at least a 5 point favorite. Just continue to take care of business at home.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana sent a message to the Big Ten on Thursday night.

It’s back — and it’s not going away any time soon.

Yogi Ferrell scored 24 points, James Blackmon Jr. added 22 and the 23rd-ranked Hoosiers made a season high 15 3-pointers to stun No. 13 Maryland 89-70.

“They have great respect for Maryland, we have great respect for Maryland, they knew it was a big deal and they wanted to see where they stood,” coach Tom Crean said.

Indiana’s shooting ability makes the Hoosiers different from other Big Ten teams trying to stay with Wisconsin,

Indiana was downright dominant.

The Hoosiers (15-4, 5-1) completely dismantled one of the league’s best defenses by shooting 60 percent from the field and 15 of 22 on 3s. Indiana has won four straight overall, seven straight home games against Top 25 teams and have won a league-high 19 games over ranked foes since 2011-12 including four this season.

And this was their most impressive win yet.

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Belichick and the Patriots—Forever Tainted? Spygate? Ballgate?

Here’s the real problem. What else has the Zen master of football done that hasn’t been discovered yet. Hey Tom Brady—Read the Rulebook–you cheated if all this is true.