The article that I found is not like the gem that set off Kevin this morning but it got me ready for game time and also has me thinking. Who will have a bigger impact on the game this afternoon, Vasquez or Williams?
Vasquez scored 16 but was 5-12 shooting and started to look like sophomore Vasquez and not the senior who started to limit the head scratching shots. Williams had a double-double by halftime and clearly controlled the offensive glass for Maryland. Even if we take out his 55% foul shooting (which will get better because he has a great shot for a big kid), Williams was pretty much unstoppable in the second half.
I know that this team is Vasquez's team but I think this tournament just might be starting to build a new leader for the Terps next season.
This game will not be easy but I have a feeling that the Terps are going to rise to the challenge. Gary Williams' teams embrace the underdog role and the "experts" (including the expert in chief) are liking Michigan State (last 09 Final Four team left in the tourney...UNC and UCONN are NIT this year). This is a formula for a Terps shocking the world type of game. I hope that I am right!!!
-Jonathan W. Steele