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Monday, January 7, 2008

Don't Peak Yet

Maryland women continued their dominance today, stomping Clemson 110-46.

Yes, you read that correctly. It was a hearty stomping - good for second best in team history. Brenda Frese called the game "thoroughly entertaining." What did the Clemson coach think?

I just would've liked to have competed a little better. They probably get more work done in practice than they probably did today against us because I just didn't feel like we competed like we wanted to.

Yes, I think it would've been reasonable to expect that your team would lose by less than 64 points.

The Lady Terps are on fire. This win follows an 83-49 victory over a competitive Wake Forest team. I'm not sure what to say - teams don't get beat this badly.

However, we aren't the only badass team on the block. UConn has beaten every team they've played this season by double digits. In fact, the only team that got within 25 points of them was then-No. 4 Stanford, who's already knocked off Tennessee. Speaking of Tennessee, th
ey aren't as good as UConn, but they certainly not bad, with huge wins over good DePaul and Notre Dame squads recently.

All I hope is that the Lady Terps are playing with an eye to the postseason. I'm almost sure that they'll be able to pick up a high seed, most likely a No. 1 spot. So don't wear out the tires right now. Save some of that emotion for March, when it matters and when Frese will be off the court and in the delivery room.

We need that fire. Bring it against Duke. Bring it against UNC. Bring it in the ACC tournament. But save some madness for March. We don't need to peak in January.

It should be noted that this is my only negative observation of this team. That makes them pretty damn good. And for what it's worth, I definitely think they'll win a title this year.

Go Terps!

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