In case you didn’t catch this last night with the World Series going on, the Maryland Terrapins Women’s basketball team played in an exhibition game against Bluefield State. The Lady Terps, ranked #5 in the country, won the game by 129 points. No, that isn’t a typo. They beat the Bluefield State College Big Blue by the score of 146 to 17.
Maryland ran out to a 27-3 lead in the first five minutes of the game, and went into the locker room at halftime leading 74-17. Usually, in a game like this, the coaching staff will call off the dogs a little bit, and you’ll see a relatively even score differential in the second half. However, it would appear that the Lady Terps turned in up in the second half, scoring 72 more points and holding Bluefield State scoreless. Scoreless in an entire half of college basketball. That is baffling to me.
The first thing that comes to my mind when I hear of a 129 point victory, is that obviously one team was overmatched, but what in the world were the Maryland coaches doing letting their girls run it up in the second half?
What do you think? Should the coaches have called off the dogs in the second half or should they have let them play it out the way it happened?