CHARLOTTESVILLE – Yes, it’s Senior Day at John Paul Jones Arena.
It’s also a day for plenty of Maryland fans to make the leisurely drive down Route 29 for a vital game.
The upper third of a couple student sections are filled with Terrapins supporters; I just mingled with a few about a half-hour before tip, and it’s clear they love the fact the Virginia band plays “Rock & Roll, Part II.”
The song has already been tossed out there twice, and there have been more than a few “Hey, you –-.”
So while Virginia students are on “spring recess” from “the Grounds,” Maryland fans are making themselves quite comfortable at Thomas Jefferson’s University.
So the mixed crowd – right now, it’s probably 85/15 for Virginia, but a boisterous 15 for Maryland – is on hand for today’s festivities. Here are the lineups:
MARYLAND (18-11, 7-8 ACC)
VIRGINIA (9-17, 3-12 ACC)
– Patrick Stevens