A change in plans?
One of the best local college basketball stories of recent years, namely the rise of the UMBC men's team, may impact the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association girls tournament finals.
The America East conference, of which UMBC is a member, plays its tournament championship game at the site of the highest seeded remaining team. Since the Retrievers have clinched the top seed, they would host the finals should they advance that far at noon on March 15 at the RAC Arena, with the game to air on ESPN to boot.
But here's the rub: March 15 is the scheduled day for the MPSSAA girls finals, with four games slated there through the day and evening. The compromise, should it be necessary, would be that three of the finals would be played at the RAC at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. on March 15, with the fourth final taking place there that Monday night.
Of course, the MPSSAA could just play the games at the RAC on Sunday, but, silly rabbit, public school games aren't for Sundays.