Mississippi State’s win makes Terps nervous

March 15, 2009 | Drew Forrester

The experts out there are saying, “the only way Maryland doesn’t get in is if something crazy happens…like Mississippi State winning the SEC title today.”

Final from Tampa:  Mississippi State 64 – Tennessee 61

Who didn’t know that, huh?

The final 10 seconds of the game featured THREE turnovers, two by the Vols and one from MState…and it took about 4 minutes to complete.

But, Mississippi State earned their Big Dance berth and most everyone feels the Volunteers are set as well, despite the loss in today’s SEC final.

So, Maryland waits.

Now, though, they’ll wait and contemplate that final 10 seconds of the MState/Tennessee game and wonder if, somehow, someway, that might cost them a chance to go to the NCAA tournament.

This — is why they call it — “March Madness”.