One Frame At A Time: Maryland Comment Count

Ace January 14th, 2016 at 4:29 PM

Pretty much, yeah.

[Hit THE JUMP for the rest of the Maryland game in GIFs.]

As always, click the links/stills to open each GIF in a lightbox. Don't forget to vote for your favorite at the end of the post.

HONORABLE MENTION

BEAR.
Donnal and-one.
Robinson from Saline.
Robinson transition three.

10. Stepback Dagger

I can't explain how Derrick Walton finds these easier than shots in the paint, but at the moment I'm fine with that.

9. Tip At The Horn

The leadup to this also finds a spot in this post. As does the aftermath.

8. 3 + 1

See #10.

7. Bullseye

Zak Irvin with confidence is quite a bit of fun.

6. How My Hair Look?

It's fine, Spike.

5. Down Goes Moe

What's German for "fall down go boom"?

4. Threading The Needle

This had a certain Spike-to-GRIII feel to it.

3. Effective Pump Fake

That's not fair, Duncan.

2. Mark Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo Donnal

GET

OUT

(Also, yes, that is really Dikembe Mutombo's full name.)

FRAMES OF THE GAME: REVERSE AND REACT

ESPN never showed a replay of Robinson's lefty reverse, which is borderline criminal, but they did show Spike's reaction...

...which compensated for that oversight.

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Comments

J.

January 14th, 2016 at 4:53 PM ^

False.  Great would be to see Spike in uniform.  I feel like we've all been robbed of the culmination of a great story. (Unless he really does come back next year and somehow has a scholarship available, I guess).

Great to see him supporting the team to the best of his ability, however.  Damn you, human frailty!

blueinuk

January 14th, 2016 at 4:46 PM ^

I couldn't wait for the gifs from this game...but it's missing the one I thought for sure would be in!  

Robinson sank a 3 (in the first half, I believe) and the look on the staffperson's face sitting on the end of Maryland's bench was priceless.

Anyone else catch that?

davking1980

January 14th, 2016 at 5:02 PM ^

I noticed that too.  Had to replay it a couple times on the DVR

I believe it was after Duncan's 3 right before the 4 minute TV timeout.  Dude had a look that was equal parts "Is this dude serious", "Wait, THAT guy is killing us" and "I need to take a dump".

It's right around 29 minute mark of this full game video posted the other day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7-i7kTXmXg&feature=youtu.be

FanNamedOzzy

January 14th, 2016 at 6:08 PM ^

Had to vote for the Duncan Robinson reverse layup. We don't really need him to be doing that this year with our other guys, but the dude has the potential to be A+ all-around DANGEROUS next year. I'll take 56% from 3-pt land dangerous any day, too.

Bodogblog

January 14th, 2016 at 6:10 PM ^

Got to be the Donnal block, the first one.  The second one was impressive as well. 

And how about a gif of Donnal staying with Sulaimon on that last 3 point attempt?  Absolutely moved with him and harrassed him into an uncomfortable shot.  Some huge plays from the big man in this game.