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Terps Advance With 84-71 Win Over Cal

There was a rumor floating around this week that California was a top-notch three-point shooting squad that could pile on points in a hurry. And the Golden Bears very well may be that squad -- they just didn't show it this afternoon against a relentless Terps defense.

Using man-to-man defense in the first half and that trusty 3-2 zone in the second, Maryland harassed Cal's shooters, who ended up shooting just 7 for 24 (29.2 percent) from beyond the arc. The long-range performance was Cal's fourth-worst of the season.

With the win, Maryland advances to play second-seeded Memphis in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday.

"I thought it was our defense," Gary Williams said of the game's crucial factor. "It allowed us to get some easy baskets, and from there we gained confidence in our basic sets that we try to run. Once we saw we could score out of that I think we were okay."

Three Up:

1) Adrian Bowie. If there were three catalysts that enabled Maryland to pull away from Cal in the second half, one was the play of Adrian Bowie. He tallied 12 points and seven assists, but his impact was felt in ways the box score could not measure. He lunged into a scramble for a loose ball off a missed free throw and flung it to Greivis Vasquez, who then scored. He corralled Eric Hayes's deflection and initiated a fast break that ended in another score. He seemed to be everywhere in the second half.

2) Dino Gregory. Another of the three second-half catalysts was the play of Dino Gregory. He recorded four points and five rebounds. He also was on the receiving end of several charges, and Dave Neal said Gregory "looked like Dennis Rodman" at times with the way he was diving out of bounds for loose balls.

3) The 3-2 zone defense. The third and final catalyst for the Terps was the decision to switch from man-to-man to the 3-2 zone. Cal guard Jerome Randle terrorized the Terps and tantalized the crowd with some of his drives to the basket in the first half. Eventually, Williams decided he had seen enough and thought the zone might put a stop to Randle's escapades into the post. It did. Of Randle's 14 points, only three were scored in the second half.

Three Down:

1) Guarding Theo Robertson. With much of Maryland's focus -- understandably -- placed on containing Randle, Robertson was left with some good looks in the second half. He finished with 22 points, 16 of which came after the break.

2) Slow offensive start. Maryland held a tenuous lead throughout the first half, but with Cal clearly unable to find its collective three-point stroke, the Terps were unable to create any separation. Maryland shot 37.5 percent from the field in the first half. Williams said the Terps did not gain confidence in the team's offensive sets until it switched to the 3-2 zone. Once the defense started forcing stops, turnovers and missed shots, Maryland was able to use its transition attack to find its offensive rhythm. The Terps shot 61.3 percent from the field in the second half.

3) n/a

By Steve Yanda  |  March 19, 2009; 7:26 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Comments

Enough about this team and the NCAA Tournament. Even if they got in, what are they going to do? Nothing, but lose in the first round. They don't win away from home people and the team is not talented enough, so move on and be happy for the NIT and a match-up with George Mason at Patriot Center.

Posted by: jwing14 | March 9, 2009 3:34 PM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Let's face it. We are toast.

Another disappointing season with a team that just doesn't measure up.

We aren't even a factor in the ACC, much less nationally.

Missing the tournament for the 4th time in 5 years is simply unacceptable.

Our program is a real disappointment and I am disgusted.

Let's hear it Koolaid drinkers.

Posted by: petecard | March 9, 2009 6:30 PM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 9:03 PM | Report abuse

I could have been mistaken, but was that Barno I saw camping out in front of the Comcast Center ticket office for NIT tickets?

Posted by: mabkhar | March 9, 2009 4:18 PM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 9:05 PM | Report abuse

To be honest Maryland's tournament chances were over long before the Virginia game. They will probably die in the NIT. Next year Gary will again blame the administration, keep quoting that because he won a championship he is safe, and again fail to make the tournament. Thank you Lady Terps for giving us something to hope for.

Posted by: markhagner1 | March 8, 2009 10:15 AM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 9:08 PM | Report abuse

This was a very poor season, with mediocre players, coached by an individual whose ego far exceeds his abilities; not to mention the boorishness of fans (and even some players), the continuing discord with University administration, the recruiting inadequacies, the horrendous academic performance/graduation rates, and the aggregate, seriously adverse impact Williams currently has on the University of Maryland's stature. He is the catalyst that is making Maryland a "laughing stock" among reputable universities.

Posted by: rwkiefer | March 8, 2009 7:21 AM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 9:17 PM | Report abuse

We are so bad. how anyone thinks we have a chance to make the ncaa tourney is beyond me. I felt like i used to feel watching md play some joke at the beginning of the season. It was a complete mismatch, and just because we stayed in it for the first doesnt mean anything. All you had to do was watch the frontcourt play. we are terrible. 5-11, 6-10 best case scenario

Posted by: tonytroese | February 18, 2009 10:24 AM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 9:18 PM | Report abuse

it's laughable to think that anyone who watches terps games thinks that this team is of the same caliber as the rest of the league.They don't have the pieces (players) to compete in the acc right now. they lost to morgan state at home, and i'f i'm not a fan i don't know why i watched the entire debacle. Gary's time is up, the program seems stale, they need new energy.

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | February 18, 2009 12:52 PM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 9:19 PM | Report abuse

The team with the worst recruits will play in the round of 32. All the other 'area' teams with the McDonald's all stars can go eat turtle soup. Time for a 3-part 'where are they now' series. Start by interviewing Dave Leito, then the cool jtiii, I would enjoy reading that series....

Posted by: jyl1st | March 19, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Hey Steve Yanda, eat a wang! YOU SUCK!!!! Write a 3 part series about how Gary shoved his balls in your mouth!!!

Posted by: skins1110 | March 19, 2009 9:47 PM | Report abuse

We are not making the tournament this year. Keeping checking ESPN every day to see if we ever make it off the "bubble". So that will be 4 out of 5 years FOGs. Please tell me what program that considers itself even a top 50 program that went 4 out of 5 years missing the dance without a coaching change.

Posted by: restonhoops | February 18, 2009 2:24 PM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

This is an ugly season and no amount of posturing from Gary will change that. We're NIT bound -- but I will bet my season tickets that Gary is already thinking a 7-9 season will get him in and he will start making comments about how tough the league is this year and how a 7-9 record should qualify for the NCAA's.

Posted by: Terp77 | February 18, 2009 2:37 PM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Gary screws up more coaching/lineup items and gets lauded for being a great "in-game" coach. That is total crap coming from his supporters. He's not that great of a coach and while he's done well at MD - he IS NOT an elite coach at all. Good coach who did a great job rebuilding the program.. No more and no less

Posted by: leed1911 | February 18, 2009 12:15 AM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Gary is a joke. He needs to take his watch, let us name the floor after him and go drink beer and eat chicken wings with the co-eds in Ocean City and let someone else take over the program.

Posted by: restonhoops | February 12, 2009 3:20 PM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 9:53 PM | Report abuse

I suppose people are now happy to see the Terps in the NIT. Get ready cause that's where the team is headed this year if we're lucky.

Posted by: boe691 | February 11, 2009 10:26 PM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 9:55 PM | Report abuse

The Maryland Turtles will be riding back to College Park waiting anxiously for their Invitation to the Not-Invited Tournament. I'd like to be the first to say farewell to Gary Williams. Thanks for the memories and enjoy that early retirement!

Posted by: jtwooten | March 9, 2009 3:14 PM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Enough about this team and the NCAA Tournament. Even if they got in, what are they going to do? Nothing, but lose in the first round.

Posted by: jwing14 | March 9, 2009 3:34 PM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 9:57 PM | Report abuse

So sad that now what gets fans excited is the Terps being on the bubble and sneaking in as one of the last teams in as a 10th seed.

Oh how the mighty have fallen.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | March 15, 2009 6:56 PM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 9:58 PM | Report abuse

It must be great to be the kind of fan that gets so excited for a simple NCAA berth. I guess that's the state of the UMD program these days

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | March 15, 2009 6:56 PM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Gary should use the game against NC State to get ready for the NIT.

Maryland plays in the NIT so often it should consider becoming the title sponsor.

Turtle Soup, brought to you by Gary Williams. Simply warm and serve.

Posted by: petecard | March 9, 2009 8:56 AM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Barno,

We ARE toast. You think beating NC State means anything?

Why not just deal with the bottom line: We are going to miss the tournament this year for the 4th time in 5 years.

Unacceptable.

Gary's responsibility.

Posted by: petecard | February 19, 2009 10:32 AM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Right now we have a mediocre program.

The FOG's think Gary should be able to write his own ticket.

Posted by: petecard | March 1, 2009 10:22 AM

Gary's contract will be up in 2-3 years. That's where the focus should be.

Posted by: petecard | March 13, 2009 10:33 AM

Why not just deal with the bottom line: We are going to miss the tournament this year for the 4th time in 5 years.

Unacceptable.

Gary's responsibility.

Posted by: petecard | February 19, 2009 10:32 AM

making the NCAA is not a worthy goal in and of itself

Posted by: petecard | February 28, 2009 12:17 PM

Even if we make it, that is NOT the benchmark we should have for our program

Posted by: petecard | March 3, 2009 2:18 PM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Memphis will absolutely obliterate them. Maryland should have been a 12 seed and they played a Cal team that lost 6 of 7 before today's game. Terps are the team that is overrated.

Posted by: 1buj | March 19, 2009 7:06 PM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 10:29 PM | Report abuse

I am proud.

Posted by: Terptwin | March 19, 2009 10:46 PM | Report abuse

barno, would you quit spamming the blog with old posts? anybody who's reading this blog knows that petecard can't tell basketball from basket weaving & that poopy will say anything he thinks can draw a reaction. if your whole point is to be as annoying as they are, you are succeeding.

if you don't have anything useful to say, do us all a favor and say nothing.

still... the message is clear: gary williams has assembled a fine *team* that is peaking at the right time. my guess is that memphis isn't taking the terps lightly, and if they do they could easily be the next batch of top recruits to go down in flames. beating memphis would be a definite upset (unlike the cal game), but is eminently do-able.

Posted by: rm0659 | March 19, 2009 10:59 PM | Report abuse

That's not my point at all. I think others on here understand my point...if you can't, that's your problem.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Whatever it takes for Williams to resign.

Posted by: teddybeartwo | March 9, 2009 4:24 PM

Whatever it takes for Williams to resign.

Posted by: teddybeartwo | March 9, 2009 4:24 PM

Whatever it takes for Williams to resign.

Posted by: teddybeartwo | March 9, 2009 4:24 PM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 11:20 PM | Report abuse

No break for Gary or you. Why don't you take him with you to another place. How about Virginia or UMBC?

It is "fans" like you who drink the Koolaid and settle for what is at best mediocrity.

But we have a great field hockey team!

Posted by: petecard | March 8, 2009 3:09 PM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Why don't we start a movement to get GW and Brenda Frese to switch jobs.

The men's program would take off and it would mean huge national PR.

The problem: The women's program would tank. Guess that is just not fair....

I'll bet Debbie Yow had thought about it!

Posted by: petecard | March 9, 2009 6:36 PM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 19, 2009 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Hey barno1 I get your point but hey man leave a little room for the fans too!

I think we have a chance against Memphis. Not a lock by any means, but a chance. Whatever the result, I'll be happy to see balls to the walls MD "D" and some rockin' perimiter play. Seems to shock teams when we bring both at the same time.

Go Terps!

Posted by: chrisoarr | March 20, 2009 4:40 AM | Report abuse

Barno, I think we all got your point a long time ago. It was clever for a while but enough is enough. Let's just enjoy what's going on with the Terps and put aside the negative stuff for now. Just sit back and enjoy.

Posted by: erniegogo | March 20, 2009 6:28 AM | Report abuse

Barno,
Your point never gets old, keep it going.
IN GARY WE TRUST

Posted by: baloneyonwhite1 | March 20, 2009 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Barno,
Your point never gets old, keep it going.
IN GARY WE TRUST!

Posted by: baloneyonwhite1 | March 20, 2009 8:36 AM | Report abuse

I've begun looking first at the poster name and skipping the post if the author is Barno1. It saves a lot of time and I don't miss anything. Unless Barno1 posts something substantive, which seems to be rarer and rarer.

Posted by: Lindemann777 | March 20, 2009 8:37 AM | Report abuse

Who runs MD/DC/VA hoops? Who has run MD/DC/VA hoops for 15 years? Who will continue to do so? M A R Y L A N D

All the other haters playing for second place in the area can duck sick. You have nothing on Gary. Nothing on the Terps. Haven't for 15 years and never will. Go to sleep.

Posted by: Lee26 | March 20, 2009 8:42 AM | Report abuse

and to the Greivas haters when you put a line up like this:
G Vasquez G 37 10-21 4-6 3-7 2-5 4 0 2 2 3 27

and nobody even mentions it, you're a heck of a player.

Posted by: Lee26 | March 20, 2009 8:46 AM | Report abuse

I don't know where this team stands relative to the Len Bias, Keith Booth, Len Elmorek, John Lucas teams. But they're certainly a step ahead of the last few years with Caner-Medley, Strawberry, Bowers et al. Gist and McCray were good, but Bombale as beloved as he was marked a period when recruiting hit what I think now was its low point. The difference this year is the team plays with intensity. They play off each other. They all have a role to play and they do it well. At times we've seen some very erratic passing, but whatever glued them together has held. I would not start engraving seats with GV's name or enlist an architect to build a monument to Gary Williams. But something got to this team and I call it plain old pride. Plus I think and I don't know these young men personally but Bowie, Milbourne, Tucker and Gregory are ball hawks. They can play ball without if I may say the antics that a GV provides which I don't think helps his image with the broader public. He has his fans just like GW does for screaming and moaning and he is not the only coach in D1 with that sanctimonious attitude. But who cares? He may not be a great coach but he's good enough for MD. People who compare MD to the NC, Kansas, Louisville, and UConn’s have their opinion and far be from me to even want to change their minds. I think it's great to root for a team which wins more often than it loses. But the hallmark of a good coach is not only recruiting and winning which is not as clean and crisp as one would be left to believe based on public information. The distinguishing ingredient is can they motivate? Can they make winners out of the clay they brought into play? Does that deserve our daily tribute? Or does the student body have more going for it than their school fees to watch a game every now and then? There is something strange about fans who talk about bleeding school colors. Something beyond commitment. Something more like zealots. But they pay to see and as long as the value system rewards big mouths and press hounds they’ll be running the show.

Posted by: KraftPaper | March 20, 2009 9:06 AM | Report abuse

There are certain types of people who stick with you thru thick and thin. There are also certain types of people who kick you while your down. These posts are no different than real life. Winning the game yesterday was so rewarding knowing that I (and a few others) never gave up, never trashed the team, never trashed Gary. While Barno1 may be taking up alot of posts I think what he is doing has merit. I've noted each of those posters and know that those aren't the kind of people to count on when going gets tough. They are also seemingly ungrateful and fairweather. But enough name calling. What a great win. Anyone know how Georgetown is doing with the 2007-2008 #1 recruit in the nation? How about Clemson? Is the Chicago Tribune doing an article on how far the Illini have fallen since their final 4 appearance?

In Gary We Trust

Posted by: fushezzi | March 20, 2009 9:23 AM | Report abuse

How about GW? If the GW basketball program was a human being it just got popped doing a line of crystal meth off a tranny hooker in a motel in Reno. Where are all those pompous fans now?

Posted by: Lee26 | March 20, 2009 9:32 AM | Report abuse

If the GW basketball program was a human being it just got popped doing a line of crystal meth off a tranny hooker in a motel in Reno. Where are all those pompous fans now?

Posted by: Lee26 | March 20, 2009 9:32 AM

Where are they now? I'll tell you where...they are the guys telling Barno to stop. They are under new handles now. Hahahah! They can't take it anymore and I am loving it. Please Barno don't ever stop. Your efforts are greatly appreciated by the vast majority of us.

Posted by: mike761 | March 20, 2009 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Good work Barno1. Keeping us terps fans honest.
Also skins11110, hilarious Yanda comment. Laughed out loud in the office.
Can the Terps beat Memphis? Heck I don't know. Probably not. And it would ruin all our brackets wouldn't it? Dare to believe though terps fans!

Posted by: timetetestudinem | March 20, 2009 11:10 AM | Report abuse

I think Barno is a bit overzealous, but his point is well taken. There were few of us who actually stood behind Gary when this year didn't look so good. Everyone is so concerned with what have you done for me lately, instead of looking at an entire body of work (although, one of the last 32 teams standing is pretty damn good, especially since he lost two recruits this year). While Gary may not be the *best* recruiter in the country or ACC, he isn't the worst. He has a certain style and a level of intensity that doesn't appeal to some kids. And he isn't interested in changing who he is or bending recruiting rules to possibly get a kid who probably won't buy into his system anyway. So let's drop the whole fire Gary storm (if the tourney win hasn't already), now and forever. Because it's ridiculous, utterly and completely. Not only did he rebuild MD's program, but who, honestly, should the university bring in that will provide a better body of work over the next 20 years?

Posted by: CYork1 | March 20, 2009 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Barno1, Lee26, and York, you claim to be the best Terp fans in the nation.

However, do you have the Terps going to the Final Four? If not, you have no confidence in Gary Williams or the team.

Did you travel to the game in Kansas City? Will you be there tomorrow for the second round? Were you in Atlanta for the ACC Tournament? Or are you just a keyboard warrior behind a computer screen?

So I don't want to hear about this garbage about fair weather fans. I'd love to see your brackets and see how far you had the Terps going in the tournament. If you had the Terps losing to Memphis, you're like the people you've been calling out on this site A FAIR WEATHER FAN.

Posted by: imterpsfan2 | March 20, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

imterpsfan2,
Allow me to retort. You're a freaking idiot. As if being able to take a bunch of days off of work to fly to other states makes you a better fan than someone who cannot afford such a luxury. Or putting some money on the team to win makes you a better fan. No you see a fair weather fan is someone who supports a team when they are doing well and does not when they are doing poorly. That someone is you, apparently. I personally always support the Terps. That is how I was raised. I support my friends that fall on hard times as well. I give money to charities and the homeless. I never said I was the greatest fan ever, I merely said that THIS MD team would make the NCAA tournament and that Gary Williams did not deserve the criticism he was receiving. This doesn't even make me a better fan, it just makes me someone who was right. Apparently you were wrong. Deal with it.

Posted by: Lee26 | March 20, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Amen Lee. Imterpsfan2 was one of the main instigators when the Terps were losing, a fairweather like I've ever seen one.

As for his assertion that I claimed I was the best terps fan in the nation, please direct us to the quote where I said this.

And as for his claim that I am just a "keyboard warrior" and not a real fan bc I don't have them going far in the tourney and am not in KC this week, allow me my retort:

You are talking to the wrong person buddy. Barno had them beating Cal in his pool. Barno has them beating Memphis in his pool. Several others on here who are in the Barno pool can verify this.

Barno missed only a handful of games in person when he attended MD, and not many more since. Barno was there for the final four and national championship and has been there for the ACC tourney as well. Barno rents RVs for tailgating purposes before Terps games. Barno has traveled to Boston and to Miami and to Orlando and to Charlottesville and to NY and Baltimore and to Atlanta and elsewhere, all just to see his Terps play in person. Barno may not be the best Terps fan in the nation--hell, Bob Novak used to attend every single game, home AND away--but at least
Barno supports his team through thick and thin, doesn't jump all over them and their coach when they are down and jump on the bandwagon when they are up.

Barno loves his teams unconditionally. This is the opposite of you, Imterpsfan2. You are are a bandwagon geek, a fairweather nerd who blasts his team when they're down and jumps back on that bangwagon when they are up. You'd do yourself and all of us a great service if you turned in your Terps replica jersey and immediately pledged your allegiance to Duke and moved to Durham.

Beat it nerd, Terps don't need ya.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 20, 2009 3:13 PM | Report abuse

And yes, when necessary, Barno refers to himself in the 3rd person!

Posted by: Barno1 | March 20, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

You just don't get it Barno.

We ALL want the Terps to win. We are very happy they beat Cal. We want to them to beat Memphis and go deep. Why not all the way?

That doesn't mean we want to keep struggling to make the dance with talent that is not, in our opinion, good enough.

We want an elite program. That probably means we CARE MORE THAN YOU.

We think our school should compete for a top seed EVERY year. If we have an off year now and then, fine.

This is a team, if we win tomorrow, that over-achieved with very good coaching. If we lose, it may also have over-acheived.

We want a team that under-achieves when it doesn't make the Elite Eight. Get it?

Do you get it??????

Posted by: petecard | March 20, 2009 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Petecard, you unbelievable moron, you just don't get it. Yes I am perfectly aware we all want Md to do well. The difference is, when they are not doing well, some of us still support the team, while others like you trash the coach and the players.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 20, 2009 6:49 PM | Report abuse

PETETARD, THIS IS WHAT SEPARATES YOU FROM REAL FANS. WHILE WE ALL WANT MD TO DO WELL, WHEN THEY DON'T YOU WRITE THINGS LIKE THIS:

Gary should use the game against NC State to get ready for the NIT.

Maryland plays in the NIT so often it should consider becoming the title sponsor.

Turtle Soup, brought to you by Gary Williams. Simply warm and serve.

Posted by: petecard | March 9, 2009 8:56 AM

No break for Gary or you. Why don't you take him with you to another place. How about Virginia or UMBC?

Posted by: petecard | March 8, 2009 3:09 PM

Why don't we start a movement to get GW and Brenda Frese to switch jobs.

The men's program would take off and it would mean huge national PR.

The problem: The women's program would tank. Guess that is just not fair....

I'll bet Debbie Yow had thought about it!

Posted by: petecard | March 9, 2009 6:36 PM


C'mon all of you FOG's, let's hear about how the Terps are going to win one or two in the ACC.

Don't bother to make your MSG reservations. They won't get that far in the NIT.

Posted by: petecard | February 18, 2009 11:05 AM

Let's face it. We are toast.

Another disappointing season with a team that just doesn't measure up.

We aren't even a factor in the ACC, much less nationally.

Missing the tournament for the 4th time in 5 years is simply unacceptable.

Our program is a real disappointment and I am disgusted.

Let's hear it Koolaid drinkers.

Posted by: petecard | March 9, 2009 6:30 PM

Barno,

We ARE toast. You think beating NC State means anything?

Why not just deal with the bottom line: We are going to miss the tournament this year for the 4th time in 5 years.

Unacceptable.

Gary's responsibility.

Posted by: petecard | February 19, 2009 10:32 AM

Right now we have a mediocre program.

The FOG's think Gary should be able to write his own ticket.

Posted by: petecard | March 1, 2009 10:22 AM

Gary's contract will be up in 2-3 years. That's where the focus should be.

Posted by: petecard | March 13, 2009 10:33 AM

Why not just deal with the bottom line: We are going to miss the tournament this year for the 4th time in 5 years.

Unacceptable.

Gary's responsibility.

Posted by: petecard | February 19, 2009 10:32 AM

making the NCAA is not a worthy goal in and of itself

Posted by: petecard | February 28, 2009 12:17 PM

Even if we make it, that is NOT the benchmark we should have for our program

Posted by: petecard | March 3, 2009 2:18 PM

Posted by: Barno1 | March 20, 2009 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Barno1,

Bragging ay?

I've been to Boston to the women's basketball championship in 2005 on a severely injured leg. The men's soccer championship in 2008. I've attended bowl games in San Francisco, Jacksonville, and Orlando. I've been to women's ACC Championship in Greensboro several times. All on my own money buddy.

The difference between you and I is that I don't think Vasquez is the next Michael Jordan and I don't think Gary Williams sits on the right hand side of God.


Posted by: imterpsfan2 | March 20, 2009 8:08 PM | Report abuse

I should have added I went to the men's soccer championship in Dallas last November.

I've also been to men's soccer ACC Championships, women's lacrosse in PA, VA, and NC.

The difference between you and I is that I refused to kiss Gary Williams' ass.

Posted by: imterpsfan2 | March 20, 2009 8:11 PM | Report abuse

I'd also like to point out that you predicted the Terps would finish 10-6 in the ACC. I predicted 7-9.

Now, who's the idiot?

Posted by: imterpsfan2 | March 20, 2009 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Man imterpsfan2, you've been to a lot of lame 455 ish. Well done.

Posted by: Lee26 | March 20, 2009 10:16 PM | Report abuse

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