But I just read in an article on MLive: "Let's debunk, once and for all, the theory stating it's hard to beat a team THREE times (in a season)…
research has shown that, over the last XXX years, the team winning the first two (college basketball games) against an opponent they have to face a third time, WON that third game SEVENTY-TWO PERCENT of the time."
Would any of YOU thought so?
(The sweetest COUNTEREXAMPLE that comes to my mind was 1992: our FRESHMEN Fab Five, swept during the regular season by Jim Jackson and OSU, triumphed in OT over that team down south to send us to the Final Four.)
Regardless, the above percentage speaks well---if very LITTLE---about our chances today. Even is Eli is still resting the ankle---and I sincerely hope so, IF NECESSARY---we have more talent than Maryland.