Look, conference expansion can be confusing.
Teams have shifted around a lot in the past five years, and it’s easy to forget exactly who is in what league these days. But when your job is in sports radio and you forget during a live broadcast, it makes for an awkward segment with lots of dead air.
New York sports radio personality Mike Francesa was discussing the possibility of a second-round matchup between No. 6 seed Maryland and No. 3 seed Florida State in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Francesa wanted to check how the teams fared against one another when they went head-to-head, presumably twice, this season.
That, of course, did not happen because Maryland left the ACC for the Big Ten in 2014.
Francesa eventually realized his mistake and went on to talk vaguely about the Terps.
“Maryland should have been better. They had some injuries,” he said. “They’ve been hot and cold. …I can see them winning this game. I can see them losing this game.”
— Funhouse (@SportsFunhouse) March 16, 2017
If the Terps can beat 11th-seeded Xavier ― which could happen if they are hot, but also not happen if they are cold ― they should get their chance at their old ACC foe.