The Washington Times - March 7, 2009, 04:30PM

CHARLOTTESVILLE —- The first half was a rather unwatchable affair.

Now some dude is busy painting something on the court.


No, I’m not kidding. That’s the halftime entertainment here.

In any case, Maryland is up one, the remnants of what was once a double-digit lead.

Of course the Terps couldn’t make it easy, not even when Virginia was playing as horribly as could be imagined.

One nice thing for Virginia is that Mamadi Diane already has 11 points in his final home game. Of course, he would be following in the proud recent tradition of Cavaliers who emerge from tertiary roles to destroy the Terps.

As it stands, Maryland has let Virginia back into things. If the slide continues and the Terps lose, they’ll have no one but themselves to blame when they receive bad news next Sunday.

Obviously, there’s 20 minutes to solve that. Will be interesting to see if Maryland manages to do so.

—- Patrick Stevens