The Baltimore Sun is reporting that if the Washington Mystics reach the WNBA playoffs, then their first round home games would be played at the Comcast Center instead of their normal home, the Verizon Center.
The Mystics include former Maryland stars Crystal Langhorne and Marissa Coleman. Langhorne is a starter that is the team’s leading rebounder and Coleman is three-point shooter off the bench.
Maybe Mystics fans should be bummed that any first round games would not be in Washington, but what a home court advantage the Mystics could get! Being in the middle of the University of Maryland with two former Terps on your team? Perfect! Maybe students won’t come in droves, but you have to think Maryland supporters who know these two would love the chance to see them in the Comcast Center again. And Maryland would promote this event very well, especially with Crystal Langhorne being such an important player to the team.
Obviously Washington will need to make the playoffs first. Right now they are in a three-way tie for fourth place in the Eastern Conference with Chicago and Connecticut, all with a 15-17 record. To get in they must be fourth place or higher among the six teams in the conference. But it would be great seeing Langhorne and Coleman play at Comcast one more time.
But also, the University of Maryland should be praised for getting these games; it could not have been an easy call for them with scheduling and all. I sure hope it pays off for them.
Blog from Dave Vatz–09 Maryland Graduate