Melo Trimble went bananas late and the Hoyas decided dumb fouls and turnovers were the best way to try and slow the Maryland star down.
It was thrilling and difficult to watch at the same time.
And Maryland made sure to let the Hoyas know all about it. Some quick backstory here: Maryland and Georgetown have campuses that are roughly ten miles apart, but the two teams have not scheduled each other because of a beef that Lefty Driesell and John Thompson Jr. had three decades ago.
There’s a healthy dislike between those two universities, which is what made the Gavitt Games so great. It forced the two biggest programs in our nation’s capital to play a home-and-home series, and Maryland won both games.
They are, they can say, the Kings of the DC, and they basically did just that with this highlight video:
— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) November 16, 2016
This is trolling at its finest.
That song is called ‘Welcome To DC’. It’s by a band from DC. It’s a style of music called Go-Go which is unique to DC. The band’s name is Mambo Sauce, and mambo sauce – it’s actually mumbo sauce, but whatever – is a local condiment that is available at every takeout in the city.
That song represents DC – the real DC, the ‘Chocolate City’ DC, not the gentrified areas of Capital Hill and Mount Pleasant – as much as anything.
And Maryland used it as the montage in their highlight video of a win over Georgetown.