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Terps Weekender – The Sean Mosley Edition
Sunday, March 4th
@ 2PM EST – UVA at Maryland
G: Terrell Stoglin v. Jontel Evans
G: Sean Mosley v. Joe Harris
F: Nick Faust v. Sammy Zeglinski
F: James Padgett v. Mike Scott
C: Alex Len v. Assane Sene
Why you should watch: Sugar Sean Mosley’s last game
Terrapin fans can see Sean Mosley, yet another disappointment in the long list of 4 and 5-star busts to play for the University. I was at Maryland when Sean came in as a heralded recruit. A local kid out of St. Frances in Baltimore, Maryland who spurned schools like Florida State and Syracuse in exchange for some rare, hometown loyalty. It was exciting to dream about what he and ACC superstar Grievis Vasquez would do to opposing defenses. I was thinking Sweet-16 the entire way. Really, I just should have known better.
I lived through the Travis Garrison debacle, I lived through Mike Jones (who?), I suffered through Hassan Fofana, Jamar Smith, Ekene Ibekwe, James Gist, Eric Hayes, Cliff Tucker, and finally, Mr. Sean Mosley. Each one of these 4-to-5 star players were a part of the unsustainable expectations decade that followed the 2002 National Championship squad. Mosley played on some competitive teams, and was oftentimes more of the solution than the problem. Still, for leaving high school as Maryland’s second all-time leading scorer, Terps fans expected real, sugary-sweet butter; what they got was margarine with some Sweet-n-Low sprinkled in. So he goes out a great guy, but a very big disappointment who peaked entirely too early. Let’s hope he goes out with a W. RIP Sean Mosley the Terp — we hardly knew ye.
Underlying story: It’s UVA. They’re a rival.
Believe it or not, this is technically supposed to be a rivalry. But if one goes by the results of last game, then the Terps are going to get stomped out. The senior for the other team (who somehow managed to sap 5 years out of that program), Mike Scott, absolutely torched Maryland the last time out. Certainly, he’s got some incentive to go out and do it again; UVA stands poised to return to the tournament for the first time since 2007. That being said, the Terps could snag a win to finish off the season on a good note, as UVA has lost 4 of their last 6.
Prediction: Sean Mosley and the Terps can’t get it done again against a UVA squad that is desperately hoping to keep their tournament berth intact.