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Gary Williams celebrates heartstopping win

By Dan Steinberg


This image is taken from right after the Terps won a basketball game. The clock was on 0.0. The game was over. Maryland had triumphed.

I think the look Gary Williams was going for here was "Whewwwwww!"

But I think it came out more like "Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"

And it's kind of striking, since all of his players were running around saying "Yayyyyyyyyyy!"

And fans were all like "Zowwwwwwwwww."

While the bloggers at home were going "MVPeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee'."

Either way, the Williams non-reaction to Maryland's heart-stopping win over the College of Charleston is clearly the best part of this highlight.

(Video via Testudo Times)

By Dan Steinberg  | November 11, 2010; 11:40 AM ET
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps  
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Comments

I'm seated about 10 feet from Gary and trust me he was not happy that entire game. More than usual even. Missing that many free throws will do that to a coach, but I think it was more to do with the lackadaisical play by all his upperclassmen except Tucker.

Still, you're right steinz...the fans and players were thrilled with the outcome, even if the coach was none too pleased.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 11, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Thinking back over the past couple years, the Terps usually drop one or two of these games every season before they get into the nitty gritty of their schedule and ACC play.

Jordan Williams is a beast. The next undersized big man in a long line of UM undersized big men recently.

Lonnie Baxter, Dave Neal, Obina Ekezie, Mike Mardesech...

Posted by: saltine182 | November 11, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

@saltine Since when has 6-10, 260 lbs. been "undersized?"

Posted by: Incredulous2 | November 11, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Jordan Williams is anything but undersized.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 11, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

6'10" is an extremely generous listed height for Jordan Williams, that's how he's undersized. That's how he got cleanly blocked so many times last night by taller centers, and that's why his top tier play at his position is even more impressive.

Posted by: JohnnyBlades | November 11, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

I'm pretty interested in what veteran team leader Sean Mosley might've said as he stopped the excited, game-winning freshman in his tracks on his way to the bench after an exciting but incredibly sloppy UMD win...looked like it might've been a good story

Posted by: JohnnyBlades | November 11, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Dude, did you just invoke the name of Mike Mardesech? MM was seven feet tall, and he was terrible... he a never averaged more than 6 points and 5 rebounds per game in his career. Let's hope JW doesn't follow in his clodhoppers.

Posted by: rodbestboy | November 11, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

I think the photo says, "This is exactly how my hair got this gray!" It was a great game to watch, and the Terps were lucky to stay in it and have a chance at the end. Jordan Williams is the reason for that. Not only was the foul shooting excruciating; but the turnovers were prevalent. The season is still young & I'm glad they gave Vasquez's number 21 to PeShon.

Posted by: MikeV2 | November 11, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

6'10" is an extremely generous listed height for Jordan Williams, that's how he's undersized. That's how he got cleanly blocked so many times last night by taller centers, and that's why his top tier play at his position is even more impressive.

Posted by: JohnnyBlades | November 11, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

You're just plain wrong about this. There are plenty of players whose height or weight are exaggerated in their official listings, but Jordan Williams is not one of them. I've seen him close up many times, he is a legitimate 6 ft 10. The reason he gets blocked by sometimes smaller guys is because his leaping ability, at 260+ lbs, is not all that great compared to some of the smaller guys.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 11, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

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