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Vasquez earns ACC player of the week honors once again

For the third time this season, Maryland senior guard Greivis Vasquez has been named ACC player of the week, the conference announced Monday. This marks the seventh time in his career that Vasquez has been so recognized.

In three wins last week, Vasquez averaged 24.7 points, 6.3 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game.

By Steve Yanda  |  February 22, 2010; 2:51 PM ET
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Hey Greivis, you don’t win friends with salad.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 22, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Well deserved honors for a guy that played 4 games in 8 days and still out running everyone on the court in the last 2 mins of every game.

Posted by: JoeMama11 | February 22, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Sidenote 2: I actually enjoyed Poopy's latenight antics. Assuming he was pretty well lit when he logged on in the wee hours Saturday night. As for Poop's comment about wanting GV's babies, ironically one of the students actually yelled that at Greivis during a timeout. Got a nice little chuckle out of him... Especially since it was a guy.

9-3 in the ACC. Life is good

Posted by: Barno1 | February 22, 2010 1:49 PM

Hey get it right, I want Tucker to have my baby.

Glad most enjoyed my late night antics.

However, JoeMama11, next time I'm in Costco I'll look up and down every aisle for friends. The thing of it is, when the old lady and I went to Costco Saturday, it was near closing time so all the free-sample stations were closed.

Maybe next time we'll go earlier and I can try a "best friend" free-sample. You know, test it out before I make the full investment of buying a Costco-friend.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 22, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse


The only other player I can think of even being in the running is Duke's Jon Scheyer (who is having a great year, of course).

Also, with UVA fading, might Gary win ACC Coach of the Year???

Posted by: JtotheG | February 22, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Well deserved again for GV. GV just might take it - scheyer has a lot more big name talent on his team. If we end up tied for first in the ACC, I think GW takes COY (which likely means winning out). Do they give the awards before or after the ACC Tourney?

Regards -


Posted by: HughGRection | February 22, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse


I know you read this take this message to heart...GO PRO!!!!


See ya!

Posted by: petecard | May 22, 2009 8:36 AM | Report abuse

Geez, thank god Greivis didn't listen to Professor Petecard.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 22, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Vasquez is a hot dog with a big mouth. He won't lead the Terps to anything next year.

If he finally gets to the NBA they will eat him up and spit him out.

See ya!

Posted by: petecard | April 26, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Things that make you go Hmmmm...

Posted by: Barno1 | February 22, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Completely off topic -

anyone know about the Short Reign of King Tom? Does MD still elect a President of the SGA based solely on humor value?

Let me know if the younger guys have any idea who King Tom was.

Regards -


Posted by: HughGRection | February 22, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

We have four huge games left and the ACC Tourney before we even get to the Dance. All that really matters is gettinng it right in the Dance this year, which means finally reaching the Regionals.

And you guys are worried/wondering about POY and COY???

Hope GV and GW aren't thinking about that.

Nice to hear from you Garo.... your usual gratuitous garbage. It's so you.

Posted by: petecard | February 22, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Petecard, you love to point out how mediocre this team has been in the last 6 years. Did you happen to notice the graphic they aired during the game about most ACC wins in the last 6 years?

I believe it was:

1 Duke
3 Maryland

or was it

2 Duke
3 Maryland

either way, you know you've got a pretty damn good head coach and basketball program when 3rd most wins in the ACC over a 6 year span is so frowned upon.

Look, no Terp fan was happy about missing the tourney in 04/05, 05/06, and 07/08. We probably missed the tourney by 1 win each of those 3 years, despite having lost key players during the season in 2 of those 3 years. But the overwhelming majority of us still supported our Terps and didn't use those seasons as an excuse to demand Gary be fired.

You on the other hand just can't seem to find it in you to admit that you were wrong to do so. You were wrong then and you are wrong now. It takes a very little man, a special kind of little man, to never ever admit when they are wrong. I congratulate you on being that special little man.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 22, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

And Pete, you didn't respond earlier. Do you still wish that Greivis had gone pro last year? Would we have been better off without him? Is he leading us to "nothing" this year? Were you right all along about him?

Posted by: Barno1 | February 22, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Petecard, you make being a sports fan not fun. The team is playing well and it's lead by an exciting player who we've watched mature for four years. Vasquez is playing well enough that he might be honored with an award that only 4 other players in school history have received. Yet all you can talk about is how the team will do in March Madness. You're like the Walmart of sports fans, nothing matters to you but the bottom line.

Personally, I enjoy sports because I get to watch the players perform athletics feats that most people can't do. I also enjoy watching 17-18 year old kids develop as players and people. Sometimes it works out, other times it doesn't. Whenever it works it, it's fun to remember what the players have accomplished and how that stacks up against other good players that I've seen before. As far as winning in the NCAA tournament goes, that's just gravy. The Terps play over 30 games before the tournament and each one brings its own highs and lows. However, I'm entertained and I will cheer for the Terps either way as long as I saw the kids give a good effort. It's definitely more fun if they win, but it's not the end of the world if they lose.

It would be pretty easy to be a fan of a team that always won, but that's not how sports work. Every there's only one team that wins the top prize and over 300 that didn't. How about you try to enjoy the ride. Your complaining and negativity aren't going to change a thing unless you're the athletic director. The only things your attitude does is piss off the fans that just want to cheer for their team.

Posted by: andreic | February 22, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Can't get enough of that replay. First, the no-joke inbounds pass from Hayes with Favors on him, then Cliff's good hands and sweet shot. Big Fun.

And speaking of Hayes, here's a humorous little incident from the game involving his father.

Posted by: jake177 | February 22, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

As I was reminded yesterday, UNC remains the reigning national champion until the final buzzer blows for this years NC. They are having a terrible season, far worse than anything the Terps have seen since Joe Smith. And it is hurting them worse that Duke is running through the ACC at this point. Every single Tar Heel is praying that MD beats Duke and somehow takes the ACC at this point - seriously. They are probably the biggest set of GW supporters (and by extension GV supporters) after Terp fans this year.

Interesting to see Petecard receiving so much negativity for things he posted in the past. In prior threads we have discussed the definition of success ad nauseum, and I think if anything, some folks have a much higher standard for it than others. Look, I'm a Redskins fan who does not like $nyder, detested Cerrato, and at best, felt sorry for Zorn (ok, when they started 6-2, I thought he may have been the answer). I am still on a personal boycott of all things that can bring $nyder direct revenue.

The difference for Terp fans is that GW has done what he has proven he can do like few other coaches - develop the talent he gets and motivate them to play a high level of basketball. Beautiful basketball at times. When we have seen the Terps whip out a few 20 point ACC wins, its hard not to believe. Pete is entitled to his opinions, just like others on this board are entitled to respond to them. Additionally, some of his actual, critical analyses have been spot on - each game coming up is its own challenge and will have direct bearing on the Terps seeding, which in turn will influence the ease or likelihood of advancing to the Sweet 16. In the wake of all of the issues from last season, with needing to win just to dance, this is a great turnaround.

This season has provided some great memories thus far. to be a truly memorable season, the Terps must advance far in the NCAAs. A trio of seniors like we have this year is an asset we won't have next year (no disrespect to our rising juniors, but GV - especially, EH and LM is a lot of points to replace).

And yes, the shimmy no longer bothers me. GV has made a believer out of me. Not because of some of the great games he has had this year, but moreso because in his below average games he still is fighting and contributing.

In my opinion, they are going to do it - have a memorable season. And I am enjoying every second of it this year.

regards to all -


Posted by: HughGRection | February 23, 2010 8:10 AM | Report abuse

Barno -

The stat that MD has won the 3rd most ACC games over the last six years (which would be post NC) is surprising to say the least, especially given the several seasons of discontent. Is there somewhere on the web that lists the actual results?

Regards -


Posted by: HughGRection | February 23, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

andreic, the fact is I have been positive and supportive. The ONLY reason this back and forth with Garo is going on is because he likes to post my previous comments and then dump on me. It's gratuitous because it ignores the positive things I say about the team, the coach and Vasquez himself.
And Garo's silly numbers about ACC wins and one or two games from making the tournament in those years is just more of his excusing mediocrity.
Go back since the ACC season started and read my comments about the team and the season. Almost all of the turmoil starts when Garo spews his garbage.
This season has been a lot of fun. GV has played much better than I thought he would. That makes me happy. We still have a lot of work to do.

I admit I spend a lot of time focused on the tournament. After all, that's where a champion is crowned. But it also the ultimate measuring stick for a program. Not in any given year, but over time. Some people don't really care about how we do nationally and how our program is rated. That's fine, but in many cases that attitude accepts mediocrity. My personal preference is to have a top, or elite program. Gary got us to that point, but surely we lost that. Some fans will blindly follow Gary and the team and live off of the thrill of our one championship. We don't have to be great every year, but we should be better than we have been on a consistent basis.

So, if you don't like my attitude, just don't read my clips. That's really what Garo should do because I'm not going to change my philosophy and he will always be GW's butt boy.

Posted by: petecard | February 23, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse


I live and die with the Terps. When we missed the tourny those years I was devastated. I think all Terps fans were. And Pete, you are right, you have opinions. You happened to think Gary needed to go for us to be a successful program, I disagreed. You happened to think GV was hurting us....and as much as he frustrated me at time, I disagreed.

However, I also thought Mike Jones was going to lead us to at least one Nat. Champ (he never even LED the team). I didn't think DJ Strawberry would make the NBA (he did) and thought Chrissy McCray sucked (which was really only true in the classroom).

The point is, none of us are perfect. We each have our own opinions, drink whatever flavor koolaid we drink and are both right and wrong at times.

I find it hard to believe you still think Gary needs to go and GV is killing us. There were times last year when times were tough and both were questioned. In my opinion, I thought you were wrong then, and I think time has shown that without a doubt.

This is not attacking you. It's not meant to be mean or rude or call you out.

Just wanted to simply say, you were wrong. The sooner you type those words, the sooner Garo leaves this alone and we can get back to talking about current Terps issues.

Posted by: fushezzi | February 23, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse


I voted for King Tom. I'm still waiting for the mote to be built.

Big game Wed. for bragging rights in my house. The wife is a Clemson alum and has been rubbing in the loss at Littlejohn a little too much!
I think the Grant kid comes back down to earth and we get a body on him this game.

Posted by: mydogsnameisdixon | February 23, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

What is the King Tom story?

Personally, I don't care if petecard says he's sorry or was wrong or anything. If you read his comments, he still isn't wrong about where UMD is. I am loving this team this year, but I still wouldn't call us elite. He wants to be an elite program, we were, maybe we'll go back, but we're not right now.

I love Gary for the challenge he accepted when he came here, for the way he coaches and recruits, and for the pride he restored in the UMD program. He can coach here as long as he wants.

That said, I realize not everyone agrees with me.

Posted by: jpfterps | February 23, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

that said pete wanting to run greives out of town has obviously been proven wrong. GV is one of the best players in the conference, if not the best.

pete is uneuivocally wrong about running GV and GW out of town.

Posted by: jpfterps | February 23, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse


I respect your comments and that you understand where I am coming from, even if you don't agree on many of my views.

GV has had a far better year than I anticipated. His antics drove me crazy and sometimes still do. But no one can take away from his impact in the conference this year. POY, maybe. Let's see how the next 4 games go.

Maybe I will miss him next year. We will be losing 3 important seniors and it is far from clear how well they will be replaced.

Posted by: petecard | February 23, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

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