Tag:Greivis Vasquez
Posted on: March 21, 2009 2:48 pm
Edited on: March 21, 2009 2:50 pm

Sanchez (or something) isn't impressed by Memphis

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- For those of you into fun storylines, I recommend Memphis vs. Maryland. Why? Because these teams have been trading shots for 24 hours -- shots that included Greivis Vasquez telling reporters that Memphis would finish with a losing record in the ACC. Of course, that might mean something to Memphis if all the Memphis players even knew Vasquez's name.

"I know they got a good player -- I don't know his name -- but he good or whatever, so we just going to try to do what we do and stop him," Memphis forward Pierre Henderson-Niles told The Washington Post . "I ain't never seen them; I know they got one good player, Sanchez or something like that; whatever his name is."

Sanchez or something?


Man, this is going to be fun.

Tip-off is set for 3:20 p.m. ET.

Posted on: February 21, 2009 8:43 pm

Vasquez's triple-double turns bad week good

Who is better at recovering from a beatdown than Gary Williams?

Seriously, who?

Just four days ago the Maryland coach was getting his brains kicked in at Clemson, losing 93-64 and looking like he was headed toward a fourth NIT in five seasons. It was bad and ugly and deflating for a team that had previously won consecutive games and pulled to .500 in the ACC, so bad and ugly and deflating, in fact, that I mentioned in the Friday Look Ahead that it doesn't matter that Roy Williams thinks North Carolina "f-cking stinks" at pressing , because the Tar Heels wouldn't need to press Saturday to handle an out-manned group of Terrapins.

Stupid, me.

And did you see Greivis Vasquez?

We've had a bunch of insane performances this season -- Jodie Meeks' 54-point game at Tennessee probably being the most notable -- but good luck trying to find one more impressive on a huge stage than the 35-point, 11-rebound, 10-assist effort Vasquez delivered in Maryland's 88-85 overtime victory over third-ranked North Carolina. The junior guard literally scored Maryland's first 16 points en route to recording the school's first triple-double since 1987, and if you're into stunning statistics, take a look at these:

  • Vasquez made as many 3-pointers (five) as UNC did as a team (five).
  • Vasquez recorded twice as many assists (10) as UNC did as a team (five).
  • Vasquez recorded more rebounds (11) than everybody not named Tyler Hansbrough (11).

That, my friends, is some kind of all-around performance.

And suddenly Maryland doesn't look like an NIT team anymore.

And Gary Williams has again silenced his critics with another stunning victory.

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