Up And Down Night For Vasquez
Tuesday night's game started out well for junior guard Greivis Vasquez. Assuming primary ball-handling duties, Vasquez conducted the offense efficiently, setting up teammates with those flashy no-look passes and setting up himself with creative drives to the basket. He finished the first half with 11 points on 5 of 13 shooting and two assists.
Then the second half came around, and it often appeared as though Vasquez was trying to do too much. He shot 2 for 11 from the field and compiled five points. He was 1 for 5 from three-point range. However, he did tally five assists and continued to help distribute the ball when the Terps were on the attack.
"I think I got a little tired; I've been playing a lot of minutes," Vasquez said. "And that's not an excuse, but ... I’m so angry right now, just because this was the game that, you know, I thought we could have made history by winning this game. You know, me missing layups and I got a couple blocks. I pretty much got by them every time I wanted to. I got to the paint, but I kicked it out a couple of times to Dave, and other times, I didn't see teammates open and I went all the way to the rim and I got a couple blocks.
"But other than that, you know, hopefully I see them again. I'm still going to play with confidence. I thought they couldn't stop me. It's just, you know, I got tired and I stopped my own self. So that's the only reason I'm a little angry at myself."
Vasquez's final stat line: 16 points on 7 of 24 shooting, including 2 of 8 from three-point range, five rebounds, seven assists, four turnovers and three steals.
How would you all evaluate his performance Tuesday night?
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