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Maryland wins first NCAA title
Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/1/02 | Jim O'Connell

Posted on 04/01/2002 7:45:23 PM PST by nunya bidness

Edited on 09/03/2002 4:50:12 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

ATLANTA - Maryland didn't look like Maryland until it mattered. Now the Terrapins are national champions.

With All-American guard Juan Dixon snapping out of a scoring drought just in time, Maryland ended Indiana's magical tournament run with a 64-52 victory Monday night.

This was the Terrapins' first appearance in a national championship game and the senior-laden lineup came through over the final 9:42, pulling away from the Hoosiers to become the fourth straight No. 1 seed and eighth in the last 10 years to win it all.


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1 posted on 04/01/2002 7:45:23 PM PST by nunya bidness
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To: nunya bidness
Nice to see Gary Williams win one. He should've had two in a row.
2 posted on 04/01/2002 7:49:16 PM PST by al-andalus
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To: nunya bidness
That was one of the most sloppy games I have seen in a long time ;)
3 posted on 04/01/2002 7:50:09 PM PST by Kimlee
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To: nunya bidness
Here is the live thread on the game. If you know who is here, this will be removed since it is sports.
4 posted on 04/01/2002 7:50:41 PM PST by Texaggie79
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To: nunya bidness
Has the rioting started yet?
5 posted on 04/01/2002 7:54:12 PM PST by DoctorHydrocal
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To: nunya bidness
Being from Indiana, I'm disappointed. As a Boilermaker concerned about recruiting in future years, I'm kinda glad the Hoosiers didn't pull it off. As they say in Indiana:

Hoosier by birth, Boilermaker by the grace of God!

6 posted on 04/01/2002 7:55:10 PM PST by Rockitz
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To: al-andalus
Did you catch that Final Four game last year where Duke stole the game from Maryland in the second half when the Terps had 22 points lead???
It was great to see Maryland win this year, Gary Williams finally won the championship he should have won last year.
7 posted on 04/01/2002 7:57:08 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: Texaggie79
Lighten up!!
8 posted on 04/01/2002 7:59:04 PM PST by BarHopper
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To: MinorityRepublican
You mean that game where Duke + the refs stole it?
9 posted on 04/01/2002 8:00:30 PM PST by al-andalus
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To: MinorityRepublican
Did you catch that Final Four game last year where Duke stole the game from Maryland in the second half when the Terps had 22 points lead???
It was great to see Maryland win this year, Gary Williams finally won the championship he should have won last year

I've finally seen it...........

A sore winner.

10 posted on 04/01/2002 8:00:52 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: nunya bidness
This stinks.
11 posted on 04/01/2002 8:00:55 PM PST by rwfromkansas
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To: nunya bidness
W*USA (DC CBS affiliate) is showing wild, elated, and a few drunk celebrants in Prince Georges County, Maryland. I've never seen so many police armed with riot gear for a basketball game victory. The DC area has been championship free since the 80's glory days of the Redskins. These fans are happy!
12 posted on 04/01/2002 8:01:03 PM PST by Ligeia
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To: Texaggie79
Nag, nag, nag.
13 posted on 04/01/2002 8:03:33 PM PST by nunya bidness
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To: al-andalus
You wan't some cheese to go with that Wine? The ACC rules!!
14 posted on 04/01/2002 8:06:54 PM PST by BarHopper
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To: nunya bidness
Go ACC!
15 posted on 04/01/2002 8:07:40 PM PST by Exit148
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To: BarHopper
Yes, indeed, the ACC does rule! Have you seen the freshman class going to UNC next year? The Tarheels will soon be back!
16 posted on 04/01/2002 8:09:06 PM PST by al-andalus
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To: nunya bidness
Probably one of the worst played championship games ever. So bad, it will probably never be shown on TV again, even on ESPN 'Classics'.
17 posted on 04/01/2002 8:12:32 PM PST by connectthedots
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To: al-andalus
Whilst some of my best friends are Tarheels, I think you need someone other than Matt to bring that program around JMO. Go DUKE!!
18 posted on 04/01/2002 8:13:44 PM PST by BarHopper
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To: al-andalus
Maryland first team to ever get to the Final by beating the highest possible seeds...Kentucky, Uconn, Kansas, Indiana,,,,,,,,it was ugly tonight but

W E A R E T H E C H A M P I O N S !!!!!!!

19 posted on 04/01/2002 8:14:18 PM PST by rbmillerjr
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To: connectthedots
I had too turn it off it was so bad!! Have the students wiped out maryland yet.
20 posted on 04/01/2002 8:16:24 PM PST by Brimack34
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To: BarHopper
But for the 1-point upset to IU, Duke and Maryland would have met tonight. That would have been one wicked game.
21 posted on 04/01/2002 8:17:08 PM PST by al-andalus
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To: connectthedots
Being a defensive soccer player, I am used to that line. If the offense has trouble, its a poorly played game not a well played defensive game.
22 posted on 04/01/2002 8:19:48 PM PST by BarHopper
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To: nunya bidness
Fear the Turtle...

I know they scared the hell outta me.

Hey all you Dooooook fans...be sure to boil the feet and beak on that CROW!!!.. It'll make it go down easier ;-)

23 posted on 04/01/2002 8:20:10 PM PST by evad
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To: al-andalus
Indiana was the hot team with motivation but clearly outmatched, Maryland gave them opportunities all through the game and still one, but a nice effort by the Hoosiers. That Fife guy only had 11pts, it seemed like he hit 7 3s lol.

Kentucky, Uconn, Kansas, Indiana

down down down down

24 posted on 04/01/2002 8:20:18 PM PST by rbmillerjr
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To: connectthedots
Probably one of the worst played championship games ever.

You can thank Indiana and the hacking Big Ten style for that...BUT...they had to give themselves their best chance to win, and they did indeed have a chance to win this game against a MUCH more talented team.

If you had watched the Terps all year, you'd know that they won every kind of game imaginable...up-tempo, slow-down, bombing from 3, or banging on the glass. They are truly the best team in the nation and showed it by winning a contest in which they were forced out of their game by a well-coached, well-drilled Indiana team. And it helped that no team in the country has an answer for Juan Dixon.

I agree it's a bummer that the game wasn't a work of art...but that's what IU had to do. Did you see the MD-UConn game? THAT ONE that should be on ESPN Classic!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TERPS!!!!!

25 posted on 04/01/2002 8:24:47 PM PST by Chief Inspector Clouseau
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To: MinorityRepublican
Did you catch that Final Four game last year where Duke stole the game from Maryland in the second half when the Terps had 22 points lead???

Sure did...the refs stole that one. They all hate Maryland...the whole ACC hates Maryland. Makes it all the sweeter.

Packer almost made me barf...he is so blatently "tobacco road" it's enuf to make you scream.

26 posted on 04/01/2002 8:25:06 PM PST by evad
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To: al-andalus
I agree, I picked Duke/Maryland in the finals. But IU just showed some real grit. Being a DUKIE thats hard to swallow but, remember they're just kids.
27 posted on 04/01/2002 8:25:40 PM PST by BarHopper
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To: al-andalus
But for the 1-point upset to IU, Duke and Maryland would have met tonight.

If not for but for's and what if's, I'd be a 16 time All-Star for the N.Y. Yankees with a career .450 batting average .

28 posted on 04/01/2002 8:26:30 PM PST by hole_n_one
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............I forgot to mention the 14 Gold Gloves.
29 posted on 04/01/2002 8:28:06 PM PST by hole_n_one
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....and the 9 MVP's
30 posted on 04/01/2002 8:29:13 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one
Don't forget that green jacket.
31 posted on 04/01/2002 8:31:58 PM PST by nunya bidness
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To: Brimack34
Have the students wiped out maryland yet.

Actually, the little sons of bitches have already begun tearing the campus apart. ESPN just showed some of the rioting. Sickening.

32 posted on 04/01/2002 8:35:55 PM PST by oldvike
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To: nunya bidness
lol!
33 posted on 04/01/2002 8:40:42 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: Chief Inspector Clouseau
Maryland Kentucky,Uconn, Kansas, Indiana consecutively, taking out the best the SEC,BigEast, Big12, and Big10 had to offer.......and beat Duke big the last time the played, We Terp fans knew this team had a shot all year because of the depth.
34 posted on 04/01/2002 8:49:32 PM PST by rbmillerjr
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To: rbmillerjr
Yep, that's a truly amazing run...the interesting thing is that UConn may very well be the 2nd-best team in the country right now. If Butler somehow doesn't go to the NBA, UConn will be monsters next year (of course, the same can be said of the Terps if Wilcox doesn't go pro...)
35 posted on 04/01/2002 9:12:16 PM PST by Chief Inspector Clouseau
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To: Chief Inspector Clouseau
I think Wilcox could use another year to develop his one on one skills,,,,,,maybe we'll get lucky,,,,,we did with LB EJ Henderson LOL.
36 posted on 04/01/2002 9:18:14 PM PST by rbmillerjr
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To: nunya bidness
The Turtle Be Feared!
37 posted on 04/01/2002 9:26:42 PM PST by GnL
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To: nunya bidness
Congratulations to the Marylanders, its a good feeling to win the whole thing isn't it.

It doesn't matter if it was ugly or not, its still a National Championship and against a legendary program.

I am sure that Indiana is disappointed but the evidence is in, their program is back on track and they can put Bobby Knight behind them now.
38 posted on 04/01/2002 9:32:11 PM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: Arkinsaw
Thanks for having the class to acknowledge a great accomplishment.

As for the people saying it was ugly - I suggest that if they want style points they go watch the manly sport of figure skating and payoff a Russian judge Lmao.

39 posted on 04/01/2002 9:37:11 PM PST by rbmillerjr
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To: Kimlee
Sloppy game or not, Maryland was tired. They beat the top seed in every bracket they played and they only beat Kansas a couple days ago. Way to go Maryland and the great Gary Williams! Number Juan!
40 posted on 04/01/2002 10:26:19 PM PST by RamsNo1
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To: RamsNo1
I think I'm in sports heaven. Not only did the Terps win their first national title ever, but the Orioles whipped butt on Roger Clemens and the Yankees. Pinch me, I must be dreaming!
41 posted on 04/02/2002 4:26:56 AM PST by DelmarvaMike
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To: nunya bidness
GO IU !!
42 posted on 04/02/2002 5:33:15 AM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: nunya bidness
Bottom line is that the teams with the senior leadership are the ones that win championships in this age. Looking back over the last few years, Maryland with three seniors, Duke with Battier, Michigan State the year before (yes, Cleves was a junior, but could have been a high draft pick the year before), and Connecticut before that.

Jeffries needs to stay at Indiana and lead this team back to the final four next year to build on this experience, just as Maryland did last year. They had the opportunity to win that game, but couldn't make layups or free throws.
43 posted on 04/02/2002 5:41:56 AM PST by ilgipper
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To: Kimlee
"That was one of the most sloppy games I have seen in a long time ;)"

Kinda like a BAD Reese's Peanut Butter cup:

Two great Teams that DON't play well together.

Worst FF Championship game - ever.

Thankfully, bad games like this in March are as rare as a good Super Bowl match.

44 posted on 04/02/2002 6:29:15 AM PST by ez2muz
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To: Ligeia
W*USA (DC CBS affiliate) is showing wild, elated, and a few drunk celebrants in Prince Georges County, Maryland. I've never seen so many police armed with riot gear for a basketball game victory. The DC area has been championship free since the 80's glory days of the Redskins. These fans are happy!

I watched the CBS affiliate in Baltimore after the game. The word "riot" was used over and over, but all I saw were a few thousand people milling about. There were a few bonfires. The word riot was distinctly missing from the coverage of the "protests" in Seattle last year, if I recall.

45 posted on 04/02/2002 7:06:15 AM PST by Freee-dame
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To: ilgipper
Jeffries needs to stay at Indiana and lead this team back to the final four next year to build on this experience, just as Maryland did last year. They had the opportunity to win that game, but couldn't make layups or free throws.

That's how I feel about DUKE. They too had the opportunity to win against IU, but came up short. On that particular night, they did not play like the better of the two teams. Too bad Boozer and Williams are leaving; they, along with Dunleavy, Duhon, Jones and Ewing could lead DUKE to the national title next year, given their experience and positions of leadership. But, instead, I feel that DUKE will be "regrouping/rebuilding" and will have an incredible amount of work to do to make it to next year's final four.

46 posted on 04/02/2002 7:20:48 AM PST by nfldgirl
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To: evad
What crow? I'm a Duke fan, and I was pulling for Maryland. Keep it in the ACC (except for Carolina, of course)!
47 posted on 04/02/2002 7:38:09 AM PST by noone
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To: ez2muz
it aint ugly when you're the team that wins, you have to remember that it's only about entertainment if your team isnt involved.

I remember saying to my wife that I wouldnt be able to enjoy the NC because it was a sloppy game and Maryland should have won by 20-25 pts, if they played a good game.

But that's the kind of statement that a fan makes in haste, it tastes sweet as Madiera this morning.

48 posted on 04/02/2002 8:39:43 AM PST by rbmillerjr
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To: noone
What crow? I'm a Duke fan, and I was pulling for Maryland. Keep it in the ACC (except for Carolina, of course)!

Well put. Actually, after Maryland lost last year I pulled for Dooook in the finals. I'll always root for an ACC team (including the Tarheels) vs anyone else out of the ACC...it's fun.

I have a Maryland alumnus buddy down in Raleigh Durham who takes heat all the time by his "tobacco road" buddies. He's enjoying it now while it lasts and he's the one telling me about all his friends having to consume this black bird ;-)

49 posted on 04/02/2002 1:29:54 PM PST by evad
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To: Arkinsaw
I am sure that Indiana is disappointed but the evidence is in, their program is back on track and they can put Bobby Knight behind them now.

Yes..and isn't Davis a class act !!!

50 posted on 04/02/2002 1:38:04 PM PST by evad
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