2015 NCAA Tournament Thought & Recap: Maryland 65, Valparaiso 62

    Maryland 65, Valparaiso 62 History didn’t repeat, but Maryland was pretty far from impressive. Valparaiso had a chance to tie the game with a three in the

    March 20, 2015

    Maryland 65, Valparaiso 62

    History didn’t repeat, but Maryland was pretty far from impressive.

    Valparaiso had a chance to tie the game with a three in the closing seconds vs. the Terrapins, but Valpo’s Keith Carter had the ball knocked away without ever getting the shot to the rim. Maryland won, but how much longer will the Terps stick around? Mark Turgeon’s team has looked a bit out of sorts in recent weeks, and Maryland did nothing to make fans feel better in the second round. Melo Trimble still is a stud, as is Dez Wells. But this is a Maryland squad that feels like it’s floating a bit and needs to find its focus.

    All of that said, Maryland should have the inside track to reach the Sweet 16 vs. a West Virginia team that doesn’t bring the same kind of balance to the floor. Maryland is going to have the two best players on the floor in that one, so the Terps could easily survive to next weekend.

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