Social media reacts as Iowa basketball suffers Maryland heartbreaker

Ladies and gentlemen, this was a weird one.

Truthfully, I don’t know if something was wrong with me tonight. This game was a slog to get through. It started early with some bad offense from both teams.

Really, Maryland basketball turned this into an Iowa football game. They tested Iowa’s offense the entire game, forcing them into a dogfight. Meanwhile, they were mediocre themselves on offense. This could just be me, but, for most of this one, this just felt like one of… those games.

And then, out of nowhere, a real game broke out. It’s like late in the game I rubbed the crust off my eyes, and boom, we were in for a thrilling finish. Both teams fighting down the stretch, the scoreboard close, the crowd… well, they weren’t really there much, but you get the picture. Maryland was in this one, clawing their way back to steal one from the Hawkeyes.

And then they did. Seriously, what the heck! I was fully ready to publish an article about how Iowa came out of a boring game with a win and now we could all forget about it and move on.

But, no! Iowa blew this one late. Ridiculous! Maryland scores the game-winner with a second left to lose, 69-67.

Let’s get to the reactions. I’m genuinely disgusted right now.


Not good basketball alert

Not good basketball

We got something...

Oh we're cooking...

More like... bored's eye view (I'm sorry, I'll stop soon)

Big slam!

Yes he is



I mean... can she?

Big man got up!


I agree

Could literally describe the entire game

Tenuous indeed...






I guess that's a positive


Story originally appeared on Hawkeyes Wire