Some folks on one of my sports lists have wandered into a discussion about memorable games. So as long as we’re talking about greatest games and stuff, I figured they needed to be reminded about the greatest hoops game ever played. Hell, maybe the greatest game ever payed in any sport anywhere.
The 1974 ACC Tournament final between Maryland and NC State featured the two best teams in the country at a time when the tournament by god meant something – the winner went to the NCAAs and the loser went to the NIT. Or, in this case, said screw it and stayed home. David Thompson, Tom Burleson and Monte Towe for State, John Lucas, Len Elmore and Tom McMillen for Maryland. 103-100, in overtime. Epic. Squared. Continue reading “1974: Terps and Pack for all the marbles”