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Maryland's one shining moment is a fading memory

Originally Published: July 2, 2008
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

The moment is freeze-framed in YouTube glory. As the last notes of "One Shining Moment" fade, Juan Dixon hurls his 6-foot-3 frame at Lonny Baxter, tackling his teammate in a powerful embrace.

It is at once Maryland's shining moment and fading glory, the year everything came together for the Terrapins and everything stopped progressing. Maryland won that national championship in 2002 on Dixon's moxie, Byron Mouton's selflessness, Baxter's bulk and Gary Williams' ability to turn a ...

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