Marylanders have been dreading this moment. Fans knew going in that this was going to be the last ACC Tournament these Terps got to play in, and hoped for one last run at glory to say goodbye to the history they were leaving behind. Unfortunately, they fell short today as the culmination of Maryland’s existence in ACC’s revenue sports occurred in the worst way possible.
The Terps lost a bitter 67-65 loss to Florida State today after Boris Bojanovsky dunked the game winning basket with less than a second left in the game. There isn’t a more heartbreaking way to lose a game, and there definitely isn’t a more heartbreaking way to close a chapter in Maryland history 61 years in the making.
After a mediocre season the Terps are currently listed as a bubble team to make into the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) at 17-15 on the regular season, 9-9 in conference play. They went 1-6 against ranked opponents, the lone win coming at home against UVA in OT as the Terps played their last game in Comcast Center.
Next season they will move on to greener pastures in the Midwest next season in the Big Ten, the conference that had seven teams who were ranked at one point this season.