Today on Red Shell Radio, CT, Dan, Eric and Matt convene immediately following Maryland’s NCAA tournament victory over Valparaiso in the first round to discuss everything that went down in another tight Terrapin contest. Later, they get into the second round match-up against border rival West Virginia.

Topics discussed include:

  • Maryland grinds out another win
  • Dan and Matt’s disjointed attempts to watch the entire game
  • Terps come out sharp, always about how they respond when the other team starts making shot
  • Dez Wells sits with two early fouls
  • Eric says this game went as he expected, sloppy and choppy
  • Jared Nickens on fire in the first half
  • Terps found success when Valparaiso wasn’t able to set up its defense
  • Terps can’t build a bigger cushion going into halftime
  • Damonte Dodd has a good game, gets a bullshit technical foul, fouls out on a bad call too
  • The second half was a seesaw
  • The Terps adjusted on offense as the game went along, able to attack the zone defense
  • Evan Smotrycz has a good game
  • Jake Layman disappears again, will catch up to Maryland if he can’t get going in the next game
  • Eric was relieved when Layman fouled out, Matt says he’s worried about Layman’s psyche
  • Valpo hit a ton of tough shots, are a good team, well coached by Bryce Drew
  • Varun Ram is the defensive substitution of the evening, steals the ball as Valpo attempted to send it into overtime
  • Ram was a trending Twitter topic
  • He probably should’ve gotten called for a foul
  • West Virginia is Maryland’s second round match-up, presents some serious problems from the Terps
  • Eric feels better after beating Valpo, thinks the Terps can edge it out
  • CT rooting for Maryland, despite his Mountaineer roots
  • Dan thinks West Virginia is a bunch of chuckers
  • Matt doesn’t like the West Virginia match-up at all
  • Dez and Melo Trimble should be able to handle the press