What many of us Terps' fans may be forgetting is this season is eerily similar to the NIT campaigns of 2004, 2005, and 2007. In these seasons, the Terps have been unable to beat teams at their level or below it towards the end of the season. In particular that includes last night's Miami team, Virginia Tech, and Boston College. Since these teams have joined the ACC (in 2004), Maryland is an astonishing 10-21 against them, including 0-5 this season. No other ACC team has struggled with the conference's newcomers as much as the Terps.
Maryland is supposed to be a great college basketball tradition. Those teams are not. So why the struggles? In recent years, when the Terps are NIT bound, they just don't have the talent. Once again this season is rearing it's ugly head, and it all leads back to Gary Williams and his inability to recruit.
Gary has seemed untouchable because of his longevity, but if he continues to do half of his job, that will no longer be the case.