Monday, March 3, 2008



OK, so it's March. That means the Coaching Intensity Meter is buried in the red. Gary Williams' squad has looked like an elite team beating North Carolina, and like an NIT waiting to happen on most other occasions.

Last night was a potential "DAGGER!"

Maryland needs to rally and they need to rally RIGHT NOW...

Terrence Oglesby nailed the tie-breaking 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds remaining in the game and Clemson erased a 20-point second-half deficit in a 73-70 victory over the stunned Terps.

Oglesby’s three was from NBA distance and gave the Tigers (21-7, 9-5 ACC) their fourth victory in five games.

Maryland (18-12, 8-7) collapsed after a basket by Greivis Vasquez put the Terrapins up 59-39 with 11:23 remaining. Clemson retaliated with a 31-11 run, tying the game on a breakaway slam by James Mays, who stole Milbourne's pass with 48.5 seconds to go.

Mays scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half and grabbed nine rebounds for Clemson, which had lost two straight to Maryland. Trevor Booker added 18 points and Oglesby had 12.

Playing his last game at Comcast, James Gist led the Terps with 15 points and eight rebounds. Vasquez had 13 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Adrian Bowie and Eric Hayes scored 12 points each.

Maryland, taking a page from Clemson’s book, missed nine free throws.

Clemson's James Mays, left, dunks against Maryland's James Gist, right, during the first half. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

*Mike Wise, Washington Post.

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