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Maryland moving forward ... quickly

Maryland Coach Gary Williams took part in a conference call with reporters a short while ago, and it was clear he would prefer to erase any thoughts of yesterday's 21-point loss at Duke as quickly as possible.

When asked how much time he spent reviewing Saturday's game before turning his attention to Monday night's contest against Virginia, Williams response was brief.

"Spent no time reviewing yesterday's game," he said.

Alrighty then.

The Terrapins returned to Comcast Center last night and shared a team meal before watching the Virginia-Virginia Tech game together. Williams said the team would gather again around noon Sunday to watch more game film from previous Virginia games and then it will practice at 4:30 p.m.

Williams was asked during the call if, in some respect, he felt fortunate to be able to play again so soon after the Duke loss in order to help further eradicate thoughts of that game from his team's collective psyche.

"What's there to think about?," Williams said. "You know, we've won two games on the road. We lost down there (at Duke) like everyone else has done so far this year, so we're not embarrassed. We'll be ready to go Monday night. That's the key, you know, is not to let one game take you away. I mean, they're good. They're the eighth-ranked team in the country. I think they're better than that. If you look at their strength of schedule and their RPI, you know, they should be ranked higher.

"But, you know, it was a tough day down there. It was Coach K's birthday. It was the anniversary of their 70th year in Cameron, and it was his 1,000th game, so it wasn't like walking in there and playing a pick-up game in the summertime. It was a pretty tough atmosphere, so I'm proud of what our guys have done this year so far and hopefully that will continue."

By Steve Yanda  |  February 14, 2010; 12:01 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Comments

Exactly the right attitude. Hope the team feels the same way. Move on.

Posted by: petecard | February 14, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

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