The Top Moments

Cole Field House The Final Game

March 03, 2002

Dec. 2, 1955

Governor Theodore McKeldin was in attendance and Bob Kessler scored the first points at Cole as he led Maryland to a 67-55 win over Virginia.

Jan. 11, 1958

The Terps' first NCAA tournament team defeated defending NCAA champion and No. 3 North Carolina, 74-61, in front of 15,100, then an attendance record south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Feb. 21, 1959

Unranked Maryland beat No. 1 North Carolina, 69-51, the first of the Terps' seven wins over top-ranked teams at Cole.

March 16, 1962

Behind Len Chappell and Billy Packer, Wake Forest beat St. Joseph's, 96-85, in the first of 36 NCAA tournament games played at Cole.

Jan. 30, 1965

DeMatha downed Power Memorial, 46-43, ending a 71-game win streak and handing Lew Alcindor the lone loss of his prep career.

March 19, 1966

No. 3 Texas Western stopped No. 1 Kentucky, 72-65, in a unique NCAA final. The Wildcats were all white, and all seven of the players used by the Miners were African-American.

March 21, 1970

UCLA handled Jacksonville, 80-69, in the last NCAA final played at an on-campus arena. It was the fourth straight title for the Bruins.

Jan. 9, 1971

Unranked Maryland shocked No. 2 South Carolina in overtime, 31-30. A slow-down first half had just three baskets, and Jim O'Brien got the game-winner.

Feb. 16, 1972

Sophomore Tom McMillen had 27 points as No. 19 Maryland avenged a 20-point loss with a 79-77 overtime win over No. 5 North Carolina and Bob McAdoo.

Jan. 14, 1973

Before the Redskins lost in Super Bowl VII, No. 3 N.C. State defeated No. 2 Maryland, 87-85, on a last second putback by David Thompson.

March 2, 1974

There may have been as many as 16,000 in attendance in the last Cole appearance by McMillen and Len Elmore, a 110-75 rout of Virginia.

Jan. 16, 1975

No. 4 N.C. State's Thompson got 33, but No. 5 Maryland ended a six-game losing streak to the Wolfpack with a 103-85 romp.

Dec. 20, 1978

The unranked Terps ran past No. 4 N.C. State, 124-110, as Ernie Graham, a sophomore out of Dunbar High, poured in 44 points, still a school record

Jan. 27, 1979

Larry Gibson, another Dunbar product, converted a three-point play with one second left as unranked Maryland upset No. 1 Notre Dame, 67-66.

Feb. 27, 1982

En route to a fifth place finish in the ACC, the unranked Terps got 27 points from Adrian Branch and beat No. 1 Virginia and Ralph Sampson, 47-46, in overtime.

Feb. 16, 1983

Branch (left) helps another unranked Maryland team post a 106-94 upset of No. 3 North Carolina, the defending NCAA champ that boasts Michael Jordan.

Jan. 14, 1985

Len Bias and Maryland's defending Atlantic Coast Conference champions topped Duke in overtime, 78-76.

Dec. 12, 1989

En route to its first berth in the NCAA tournament, Coppin State shocked Maryland, 70-63. Since then, the Terps have won 85 consecutive nonconference games at Cole.

March 14, 1991

Richmond and Terry Connolly knock off Syracuse and Billy Owens, 73-69. It was the second NCAA tournament win for a No. 15 seed over a No. 2.

Feb. 11, 1992

No. 2 Virginia beat No. 3 Maryland, 75-74, before a sellout of 14,500, still the largest crowd ever for an ACC women's game.

March 1, 1992

In a season in which he carried the Terps, Walt Williams tipped in his own miss with one second left and upset No. 10 North Carolina, 82-80.

Feb. 7, 1995

No. 1 North Carolina, which included Rasheed Wallace and Jerry Stackhouse, fell, 86-73, to No. 8 Maryland, which revolved around Joe Smith.

Jan. 14, 1998

Laron Profit and freshmen Terence Morris (left) and Mike Mardesich fueled an 89-83 overtime win over No. 1 North Carolina. It was the first loss for Tar Heels coach Bill Guthridge.

Feb. 6, 2000

Down 12 with seven minutes left, No. 25 Maryland rode sophomore center Lonny Baxter to a 78-73 comeback win over N.C. State.

Jan. 27, 2001

Steve Blake fouled out, the eighth-ranked Terps wasted a 10-point lead in the final 54 seconds, then lost to No. 2 Duke in overtime, 98-96.

Feb. 17, 2002

Sophomore Chris Wilcox and No. 3 Maryland beat No. 1 Duke, 87-73. It was the most high-powered regular-season game ever at Cole, based on the Associated Press rankings of the teams.

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