The fourth-seeded Maryland Terrapins used a furious comeback to go ahead of Michigan State 83-82 with just six seconds to go. Then Spartans’ guard Korie Luscious hit a three as time expired, ending Maryland’s season abruptly.
This game wasn’t Maryland’s best, as they struggled to rebound the ball and stop Michigan State from making three point baskets. Michigan State was 10-18 from behind the arc, incuding 6-8 from Durrell Summers, and shot a total of 55.2% from the field.
Greivis Vasquez, once again, didn’t play a good game, but did make big shots down the stretch. He had a very good career at Maryland, however, his class, which includes Eric Hayes and Landon Milbourne, never made the Sweet 16. It’s a disappointing end for the three seniors, though all three scored in double digits in Sunday’s loss. The biggest problems that Maryland has had all season came to a head Sunday and cost the Terps.
Going forward, Maryland has a bright future with talented players like Jordan Williams, Adrian Bowie and Cliff Tucker returning to the team next season. Also, James Padgett should see the court more next season. Maryland is also bringing in two guards and two big men for another run next season.
The 2009-2010 season was a success that ended in a very sudden fashion, but was a good one nonetheless, considering the expectations were so low for this team.