Mar 25, 2013; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins mascot Testudo entertains fans during the game against the Michigan State Spartans during the second round of the 2013 NCAA womens basketball tournament at Comcast Center. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

The Weekender: Your Viewing Guide To Terps Weekend Athletics

Things You Must Watch

BASEBALL

Friday, March 7th

6 PM – Maryland Terrapins baseball at #2 Florida State Seminoles (WMUC Sports)

Famous Jameis and the Seminoles are beating teams and have had quite a bit of exposure, but their bats have been iffy lately and the Terrapins have one of he best pitching staffs in the country right now. Pitcher Jake Stinnett threw Maryland’s first no-no and is arguably the best pitcher in the nation right now, so the Terps are out to prove something to the upper echelon of the ACC. Great pitching can stonewall great hitters any day of the week, so look for this series to be one worth watching. Stinnett gets the ball for the Friday game, so if you only watch one, this is the one to watch.

BASKETBALL

Friday, March 9th

8 PM – #13 North Carolina at #8 Maryland Terrapins (ESPN3)

Alyssa Thomas and company are getting the ACC send off of a lifetime. It only makes sense that the first matchup the Lady Terps draws in the ACC tournament happens to be North Carolina after their double bye to the quarterfinals. This one is going to be about Diamond DeShields, North Carolina’s superstar freshman, and Thomas, the resident superstar of the ACC. The Terps got the best of them in the first meeting 79-70 (obviously) at UNC, and now they get to play them in yet another home game. Since the men’s team only has an uphill battle to winning the ACC tournament, the women are going to have to shoulder the load.

Sunday, March 9th

12 PM – #5 Virginia Cavaliers at Maryland Terrapins (CBS)

The Cavaliers are looking to close out their season on a 14-game winning streak after having already locked up the ACC regular season title. Meanwhile, the Maryland Terrapins are looking to split the series with the Cavaliers and gain some momentum heading into the ACC tournament. It may well be the last time Maryland plays Virginia, and it’ll definitely be the last game played at Comcast as a member of the ACC. Emotions should run high, and given that Maryland has been the only team to play Virginia within single digits during their miraculous run, you should expect a great game.

Things You Should Watch, But Might Not

WRESTLING

Saturday, March 8th

All Day – ACC Championship Wrestling, ESPN3

Believe it or not, the Terps (and Maryland as a state, as a whole) are actually solid wrestlers. They have a chance to prove that next year in the Big Ten, but in the short term Saturday against Virginia Tech in the ACC championships. The Terps have won 24-freaking-straight ACC championships! If they lose this one, it’ll be a massive upset, but since it’s on ESPN3 you’ll get the chance to watch.

 

 

 

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