Terps better than ever -- sometimes
January, 14, 2008
By Graham Hays
The Maryland Terrapins waited nearly a decade to get back on the winning side of the scoreboard in a home game against Duke. But even after ending that drought with an 85-70 win Monday night in College Park, a more important historical connection remains. Is this Maryland team better than the one that beat Duke on a neutral court in Boston two years ago to win the national championship? Marissa Coleman certainly looked better scoring 30 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists Monday than she did as an impressive freshman during the title run. When Kristi Toliver picked up her fourth foul with just more than seven minutes to play and the Blue Devils within three points, Coleman slid over and stepped up as the primary ball handler. She scored six of the team's next nine points as Maryland escaped a 68-68 tie and closed the game on a 17-2 run.