In a widely seeded affair at Nationwide Arena, No. 4 Maryland grinded out a win over No. 13 Valparaiso, 65-62. Valpo came up short in the first half and, while keeping the Terrapins in reach, never got back into against a Maryland team shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc.
Forget about Christmas. This is the most wonderful time of the year.
The Selection Committee has spoken and the bracket has been released. Judging by the loading times on every single sports website, you and everyone else in America are printing and filling out your bracket so hastily that you all probably misspelled
Valparaiso. That’s okay, it happens.
While we are all shaking with anticipation and trying to think of a legit excuse to get out of work for Thursday and Friday, I hate to be the Scrooge, but someone has to be. I have a few gripes with this year’s selection committee. Nothing too serious, they didn’t put Gonzaga as a 7-seed or anything stupid — but there are a few head scratchers.