Maryland 79, N. Florida 50

11/11/2007 11:14:34 PM Not News: Maryland crushed N. Florida

News: David Neal played 20 minutes. I'm not sure that I want to live in a world where David Neal logs 20 minutes of quality PT in a Maryland uniform. I know Gist and Milbourne were out but Neal is a marginal college player at best. I like his hustle, but this kid has been wearing Gini Chukura's "I'm just happy to be here" face since his freshman year.

Not News: Vasquez is at the same time the most electrifying player on the roster and the most maddening. Three offensive fouls on three out-of-control drives in the first half? 5 turnovers? Juxtapose that with his 18 points, 6 assist, and 7 rebounds. The Terps will live and die with this kid all year. He needs to calm down. This is not international ball. The lane is narrow and big men will camp out and wait for you. He needs to look towards his backcourt mate for a steadying influence.

News: The Terp freshman big men need work. Dupree looked lost. So did Burney. These guys will need to improve; otherwise Gist and Osby will be required to provide all of our interior scoring and rebounding. The seniors can do most of the heavy lifting, but we need these freshman to provide rebounding and defense.

Not News: Eric Hayes is a legit ACC point guard. The most impressive part of his stat line: 7 assists and 2 turnovers. I prefer to see Hayes run the offense with Vazquez as the two-guard working without the ball.

News: Cliff Tucker and Adrian Bowie appear to be the best of the freshman. Cliff Tucker was channeling DJ Strawberry all night (minus the turnovers), and Bowie came back from an atrocious first half to lead the Terps in scoring in the second half.

The Terps get a shot at Hampton tomorrow night and expect a closer score, but a blowout all the same. I've spent the better part of the evening trying to find a way to watch the game over the web, so if anyone can point me towards a site (free or pay) that will allow me to watch Terp games online, please do. I will be endlessly grateful.

Congrats to the football team on a huge win against the BC Eagles last night. At 5-5, the season has been a roller coaster, but they are one win away from being bowl eligible. That should come against NC State, but it would be great if they could beat the Seminoles this weekend. Regardless, Turner is a legit QB. Give this kid a another year, and we could be a one of the best teams in ACC next year.
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