Reaction to Terps fans storming court after win over No. 14 N.C. Statehttp://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/terps/tracking-the-terps/bal-reaction-to-terps-fans-storming-court-after-win-0117,0,4163291.story
Here is a sampling of the bashing Maryland fans got on Twitter after storming the court Wednesday night when Alex Len's follow of a Pe'Shon Howard airball gave the Terps a 51-50 win over No. 14 North Carolina State.
Did Maryland fans really storm the court after beating NC State or is that another hoax? -- Matt Smith(@SamENole)
So Maryland beat NC State for the 10th time in last 11 meetings and the fans storm the court? Apparently none of them bet on their team.. -- Matt Fargo (@MattFargoCapper)
Hoax imo. I'm not even sure they won. RT @Eric_Ramsey: Wait, did Maryland fans just storm the court? After beating #14 team in the country? -- Short-Stacked Shamus (@hardboiledpoker)
You get the picture. Hopefully, someone will educate the Maryland fans that they're supposed to storm the court after beating either North Carolina or Duke, as they did at Cole Field House during Gary Williams' first season in College Park and at Comcast Center three years ago when they beat No. 4 Duke -- Maryland's last win over a ranked team, respectively.
As my wife pointed out this morning, at least they didn't riot on Route 1, and nobody got hurt.
When I saw the students pour onto the court, I understood a little of what their mindset was. A few years ago, when my son was a freshman at Indiana, I got a call from him after the Hoosiers beat No. 3 Wisconsin at Assembly Hall. It was one of Kelvin Sampson's first big signature wins.
"We're down on the court!," he yelled.