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N.C. State Has Vengeance On Its Mind

What likely was an inconsequential side note to most Maryland followers at the end of the Terps' March 1 win at N.C. State apparently remained stuck in the craw of Wolfpack fans.

Greivis Vasquez took an ill-advised three-pointer at the buzzer that went in and pushed the final margin to 71-60. The move widely was seen as a show of poor sportsmanship, and fans in attendance booed Vasquez as he left the court.

Vasquez apologized for the decision afterward, but it seems N.C. State fans have not forgiven him just yet. I'm not sure how many Wolfpack fans will make the trek down to Atlanta for Thursday's matchup, but it wouldn't be surprising to hear a smattering of boos directed at Vasquez at some point from N.C. State's traveling party.

The players probably will be less concerned with Vasquez's antics than they will with doing a better job of containing him than they did the last time around. Vasquez tallied 33 points during the March 1 victory. Take away that final three-pointer, and it was still an impressive night.

N.C. State guard Courtney Fells was matched up primarily against Vasquez during that meeting, but Fells sat out of the Wolfpack's regular season finale with a groin injury. On the ACC coaches' teleconference earlier today, N.C. State Coach Sidney Lowe said Fells is expected to play on Thursday.

"I anticipate him being ready to play," Lowe said. "If he’s 100 percent, I don’t know, but he’ll definitely play."

By Steve Yanda  |  March 9, 2009; 1:24 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Comments

Who really cares?

Posted by: teddybeartwo | March 9, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

teddybeartwo, you must care deep down, or you wouldn't bother to read the blog and comment. Sure, it's a lot more fun to follow your team when they win and when they play well consistently. But it's those fans who stick with the team in the down years who enjoy the championships more. Don't be Debbie Downer.

Posted by: SmittyATL | March 9, 2009 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Exactly!!! Don't waste your time worrying about the Terps -- they will do their best to get that coveted NIT bid -- all so Gary can say he won another 19 games!!

Anyone out there interested in picking up Terps season tickets for next season??

Posted by: Terp77 | March 9, 2009 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Debbie Downer has more fun than a Maryland Basketball fan.

She's the only female on the Terp men's team.

The good players are all on the women's team.

Posted by: petecard | March 10, 2009 8:37 AM | Report abuse

Debbie Downer has more fun than a Maryland Basketball fan.

She's the only female on the Terp men's team.

The good players are all on the women's team.

Posted by: petecard | March 10, 2009 8:37 AM

Ouch!

Posted by: virtueandvice | March 10, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

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