Unless you're saying the 151st ranked team typically gives a #3 ranked team a run for its money in today's NCAA, then yeah, something's not quite right at Maryland.
What's that say about Michigan State then? They just got beaten last week by this same Nebraska team, AT MSU. Nebraska is a deceptively good team, and Steve Miles has them playing intense defense. There are relatively few *easy* in-conference road games, and not just in the B1G either. That's historically been true.
You mention the Rider game, well every team in the top 10 has had a game like that, some of them even LOST.
The announcers said a few times, the Terps are a "good" team, in a year of "good" teams at the top. They also said they have the potential to be a "great" team. They have shown flashes, but haven't yet found consistency. I don't know if that is anyone's fault in particular, or if it's Turgeon's. The Terps have had their share of excellent, blowout games. Smoking Northwestern on the road, OSU at home, a good Princeton team in Baltimore, and the assorted "cupcake" games, minus Rider. I don't think something is "wrong" with the Terps. They are playing as well as anyone, and have a legit chance to win it all.
I know I'm usually a glass-half full kind of guy. I'm not afraid at all to be let down, it happens. This is the most talented Terps team they've ever had, and it's the deepest. They have a chance to be great, and I'm sure going to enjoy watching them try. What I see is a team that finds ways to win, when the deck is stacked against them, or they're having an off night in some areas. When they fire on all cylinders, nobody is going to beat them.
Edited by alienrace, 04 February 2016 - 02:20 PM.
The time has come for a centrist political party. Rational Americans are not comfortable with extreme views to the left or to the right, and our current parties have no intentions of ever abandoning their ever increasing distance from sane, reasonable thinking.