Gary Reflects

Courtesy of the Washington Post, I thought I would reprint an except of a recent Gary Williams radio interview.  There is more on the Post's website, but I thought his reflection on the Michigan State loss in 2010 was pretty interesting!

“A lot of teams lose during the year, but you can’t lose during the tournament,” Williams said. The last one that really hurt was the Michigan State game in 2010.”

 “You over that one yet?” Czaban asked.

 “Nope,” Gary said. “Never will be. Never will be. The thing about that game, Vasquez scored 10 points in the last minute and 5 seconds of that game. We went up twice in the last 20 seconds. They hit a jump shot from right in front of Izzo as Izzo’s calling timeout. You can see it on the tape. Ok, that was the first one.

“[Then] Vasquez scores to put us up one, they go down again, we get ‘em on the sideline, we’ve got ‘em trapped pretty good over there. They throw it to the top of the circle, the kid’s running in. Big kid, [Delvon Roe], can’t shoot for Michigan State, ducks. And it goes right to [Korie Lucious], the guard. And he sticks it. And they throw [him] off the team the next year. A year too late, you know?

“But see here’s the thing, if you throw the ball to a kid that’s one year old, he won’t catch it, but he’ll try to catch it with his hands. This kid DUCKS. Nobody ducks when you throw a ball.”

 “How did that big dummy know to duck?” Czaban asked.

 “He didn’t,” Williams said. “He didn’t want the ball. That was all. I mean, it was incredible. We should have stolen that pass, though. We had a guy in position to steal that, and he just kind of locked up.”

Classic.  Oh, the horrible memories!

Author: Gregg | 1/23/2012 2:42:18 PM |

Terps Come Up Short, Again

For me, yesterday's loss at the hands of an eminently beatable Temple squad was the first truly frustrating loss of the season. Sure, I've been disappointed with other losses this year, but I always felt the other team was simply the better one and the Terps were learning on the job, so at least the loss was productive Yesterday was different.&nbs [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/22/2012 8:44:13 AM | Tags: recap, temple, frustration |

Terps Step Out Of ACC For Big Opportunity Against Temple

 I just commuted home from Mexico and landed in a Chicago snowstorm during rush hour.  I'm spent. The good news is that I don't have to play tomorrow at 11am. Our Terps however, do and will.  The Owls present a stiff test as they always seem to.  Already, Temple has knocked off Duke this year, so the Terps are going to be big r [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/20/2012 9:26:08 PM | Tags: temple, thread |

Terps Hit The Road - FSU Thread

Come on! We only had 2 days to enjoy the latest win?  I wish we could have enjoyed it a bit longer, but the schedule is the schedule. Tonight is a big one.  Clearly not a must-win, but a win would definitely open some eyes.  It could go one of two ways.  Either FSU is flying high off of their whooping of UNC and thinking t [...] Read More »

Author: Gregg | 1/17/2012 12:24:10 PM |

Mosley, Defense Beat Jackets

This game could not have started any uglier... but in the end, heck, I wouldn't have kicked it out of my bed! Sean Mosley has gotten a lot of flack on this site and others over the years, but everyone who watched their win over Georgia Tech can say just what Jackets coach Brian Gregory said after this one:  "He flat out won them that g [...] Read More »

Author: Gregg | 1/15/2012 8:32:16 PM |

Terps Host Georgia Tech To Gain Leg Up In Topsy Turvy ACC

The ACC this year is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.  No one can figure it out.  UNC lost to FSU today by 33 points.  33 points!  Who cares if it was in Tallahassee?  Sure, the Seminoles were preseason #3 in the conference but no one expected that. Georgia Tech dominated NC State on the road this week.&n [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/14/2012 9:10:26 PM | Tags: georgia tech, threads, , basketball |

Jeckyll and Hyde Terps Hold Off Wake Forest

I'm convinced that these kids are going to give us all heart attacks before the season is through. At least we can't say that we haven't been warned.  Ever since the Terps have gotten to full strength, a familiar pattern has been established.  Often (not always), the Terps run out to a big lead in the first half (see Cornell and Wake), on [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/12/2012 4:16:20 PM | Tags: wake forest, recap, basektball |

Wake Forest Beckons

The ACC schedule is wonderful in that it offers near immediate opportunities to bounce back from defeats.  Yet, for those teams with issues that have not been fixed; losses can stack up in a hurry. The Terps hung in but never really gave me the sense that they could be NC State on Sunday.  Wake should not present that same problem but [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/10/2012 8:07:12 PM | Tags: wake, threads, basketball |

Maryland Comes Up Short Against NC State

For large stretches of the game, the Terps played a disjointed, frustrating style.  Stoglin was his usual beast self and kept us in the game.  It was only at the end of the game did he start jacking up shots outside of the offense.  Padgett showed flashes, Len did too but there just was not enough firepower coming from inside [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/8/2012 8:38:37 PM | Tags: nc state, recap |

Maryland Opens ACC At NC State

The Terps and Wolfpack square off in the final game of the ACC's opening weekend.  Thus far, it was a weekend filled with surprises.  Clemson upended FSU by 20.  Wake squeaked by Virginia Tech while GT and Miami gave Duke and Virginia all they could handle. Before yesterday's game, the conventional wisdom had Clemson, GT, and Wake [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/8/2012 8:08:13 AM | Tags: thread, nc state, acc opener |
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