Atlantic Coast Conference coaches are still reeling from the league’s poor representation in the NCAA Tournament.
Maryland almost pulled it out with a furious late rally. The ninth-ranked Terrapins wiped out a 17-point deficit in the final 4:31 Thursday night before a lane violation gave Florida State’s Alexa Deluzio a second chance to sink a game-winning free throw with 7 seconds left.
Terps lost their composure and began taking ill-advised shots.
Maryland’s 13-game winning streak was over, and coach Mark Turgeon paid homage to the man who victimized the Terrapins by scoring 15 straight points on dunks, follow shots, drives and free throws.
Florida State coach Sue Semrau was proud of her team’s effort in its loss to Maryland.
Devonta Freeman ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns, Florida State’s top-ranked defense lived up to its billing and the No. 10 Seminoles rolled past Maryland 41-14 Saturday to earn a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
Maryland has a linebacker at quarterback and several key players sidelined with injuries. So there’s really only one way the Terrapins can defeat No. 10 Florida State on Saturday and prevent the Seminoles from clinching a berth in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game.
There will probably come a time in his future at Maryland when Shawn Petty plays a role in stopping the high-powered offense of Florida State.
The AP’s Ralph Russo previews some of this week’s biggest college football games.
…to the majority of the country, college football is only second to the National Football League.
Jared Sullinger scored 18 points, including two big baskets in the final 3 minutes to lead Ohio State past Gonzaga 73-66 on Saturday and into the round of 16.
Florida State looks like a completely different team than it did just 10 days ago.