Terps storm past Seminoles

Terps storm past Seminoles

There are 19 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Feb 16, 2008, titled Terps storm past Seminoles. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Greivis Vasquez had 20 points and eight assists, Landon Milbourne added a career-high 18 points and Maryland rallied in the second half to beat Florida State 82-72 in an Atlantic Coast Conference game today.

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Rich

United States

#1 Feb 16, 2008
Lookin good for the Terps! This team has some good mojo, but if they wanna take it to the next level, and be an even bigger threat, Vasquez HAS TO REDUCE THE TURNOVERS! Maybe one day the Sun will show those stats like other sports sites. Vasquez had 8 assists, and 8 TURNOVERS! Horrible! If he cuts that in half, the Terps win easily by 20 points. Against teams like Duke and UNC, this 1/1 assist to turnover ratio's gonna take the Terps DOWN! Go Terps though!
WestCoast

San Diego, CA

#2 Feb 16, 2008
C'mon Milbourne. You have the skills, you are getting the confidence. You can play with anyone. Keep it going!
Southern Maryland redneck

Belleville, MI

#3 Feb 16, 2008
Rich wrote:
Lookin good for the Terps! This team has some good mojo, but if they wanna take it to the next level, and be an even bigger threat, Vasquez HAS TO REDUCE THE TURNOVERS! Maybe one day the Sun will show those stats like other sports sites. Vasquez had 8 assists, and 8 TURNOVERS! Horrible! If he cuts that in half, the Terps win easily by 20 points. Against teams like Duke and UNC, this 1/1 assist to turnover ratio's gonna take the Terps DOWN! Go Terps though!
Old news Rich! Oh by the way, the Terps beat UNC. And today it was 20 points including the rally that got the Terps the lead with 3 straight 3s for G R E I V I S !!!
Danno

Universal City, TX

#4 Feb 16, 2008
I didn't get the game down here, but it sounds like another solid W for the Terps.
I think another 2 conference wins and they are a shoo-in for the NCAA tourney.
Chris

Washington, DC

#5 Feb 16, 2008
At this point in the season, Vasquez is essentially the quarterback of the team, if I can cross over into a different sport. And just like the QB in football, every turnover gets magnified. Since Vasquez has the ball in his hand pretty much on every possession, it's simply a matter of time before he gets picked or makes a bad pass.

He put up 25 on Duke, and answered with 20 more against FSU, nine of them coming out of the gate for the second half to erase an eight point lead by the Seminoles.

Why anyone would dwell on the turnovers is beyond me, since the Terps won the game. Steve Nash turned the ball over five times against Dallas the other night, but scored 24 points and had 13 assists. The Suns won the game. Any "fan" who complains about the five turnovers doesn't understand basketball. The same can be said for Vasquez. Why criticize the eight turnovers when his points and assists easily outweighed the one negative?

I'll take the final result. Stats are for geeks.....the bottom line is...Who Won The Game?

'Nuff said..........
Andrew Parker

Cuenca, Ecuador

#6 Feb 16, 2008
This is supposedly the premier newspaper in Maryland...yet its coverage of the Terrapins' basketball game today is from the Associated Press sportswire? THIS IS PATHETIC.
Darnel

Tempe, AZ

#7 Feb 16, 2008
Damn the Lawson kid. Vasquez is the best PG in the ACC. Vasquez can score, put up big assist numbers and defend. Vasquez on UCLA, Carolina or Duke and he'd be a national player of the year candidate.
Marcus

South Portland, ME

#8 Feb 16, 2008
If they win three out of their next five they'll get into the tourney for sure.
Steven

Sanford, NC

#9 Feb 16, 2008
The key for MD here on out is the production from Milbourne and Hayes. If they can hit some outside shots and make a couple of plays, the Terps will be hard to beat. Milbournes defense is getting better and better, Henderson was a non factor in the Duke game. Does anyone else cringe when Neal is in the game?
Milbourne plays Defense

Berlin, MD

#10 Feb 16, 2008
I agree Landon's defense is improving and he played well today. On offense he had his career high, hitting 100% from the 3 point line and the free throw line. His two dunks really got the team going. His confidence is growing.
Steve from NC

Smithfield, NC

#11 Feb 16, 2008
Duke will lose to the Terps in the ACC championship, or the next time they meet. Vasquez will get better at the PG postion. Not concern about turn overs as long it is not a overwhelming amount. Vasquez is the leader and at 6"6 he is hard to guard. His defense is really good. LM is my X-factor and he will be unstoppable come March. He needs to shoot that 3 more he can knock it down if he takes it.
Charlie

Waxhaw, NC

#12 Feb 16, 2008
If you want to be short sighted, then by all mean discount the turnovers. This team is going to get into the tourney, and the turnovers are going to result in a loss when it gets to a grind it out halfcourt game. It didn't matter today because Fl St. is an inferior team. Against a quality team, it will matter. This team really has only 1 quality win. I think they are right there, but GV needs to take better care of the ball, and continue to play well in the other facets of the game.

I don't quite get the comparison to Nash. 13 to 5 is a 2.6 ratio not 1 to 1. GV would have needed 21 assists for the same ratio. Granted his contributions in other areas can outweigh the to's, but imagine how good this team could be if he only had 2-4 to's a game.
Baltimore

Las Vegas, NV

#13 Feb 16, 2008
As noted, It Is Sad that the Baltimore Sun has to insert the AP story about a Maryland game.
I gotta tell yah, Sun writers, the majority of Terps fans live in the Baltimore area, not the D.C. area.
Baltimore is the biggest city in Maryland, and The Sun with its latest cirlce of writers need to realize this.
Get a clue. The TERPS Will be in the NCAA's again, this March. No question, IMHO.
Giddyup! I say, Giddyup!
mgman

Jupiter, FL

#14 Feb 16, 2008
Tell Gary, James Gist has tired legs
mgman

Jupiter, FL

#15 Feb 16, 2008
Tell Gary , James Gist has tired legs.
Terpfan

Washington, DC

#16 Feb 16, 2008
I know people gave Heather a hard time when she covered the Terps, but the coverage of Maryland has been pathetic since she left.

Heather, while her writing was average, was a great reporter. She got the story -- and good angles. She was fresh with her blog and it was updated very frequently. I found myself going there every day.

Now the Sun is the worst of the three major area papers that cover the Terps.

Note to the editors: PLEASE try to bring it back to the way it used to be.
Chris

Washington, DC

#17 Feb 16, 2008
Charlie wrote:
If you want to be short sighted, then by all mean discount the turnovers. This team is going to get into the tourney, and the turnovers are going to result in a loss when it gets to a grind it out halfcourt game. It didn't matter today because Fl St. is an inferior team. Against a quality team, it will matter. This team really has only 1 quality win. I think they are right there, but GV needs to take better care of the ball, and continue to play well in the other facets of the game.
I don't quite get the comparison to Nash. 13 to 5 is a 2.6 ratio not 1 to 1. GV would have needed 21 assists for the same ratio. Granted his contributions in other areas can outweigh the to's, but imagine how good this team could be if he only had 2-4 to's a game.
Charlie....I pulled the Steve Nash reference to show how even the best players in the game turn the ball over, sometimes often in any given contest.

Why I used Nash as a reference...I don't know. That punk dropped 28 points against the Terps in the '96 NCAA tournament, including 17-18 from the foul line. He basically beat us all by himself.

Damn, I hate Steve Nash.

Anyway, I think my point was that Maryland won the game, so why carp about the way it was accomplished?

Steve Nash.......what was I thinking?
charlie

Matthews, NC

#18 Feb 16, 2008
GV is definitely playing better and I hope the to's don't hurt MD in the long run. He just needs work on his decision making, but it is a fine line because you want him to be creative. He did have 25 at Duke but he took 22 shots, also had 8 boards 7 assists. 20 today was on 9 shots. You are right though, winning is what matters in the end. The schedule is very favorable and there is no reason why they can't run the reg season.
A Graybeard Terps Fan

Metairie, LA

#19 Feb 17, 2008
Charlie from Norwood, NC: Point taken about Greivis's TOs. He needs to hold them to a minimum. But he's making improvements here, as he is in other areas of his game. As Gary said in the post-game interview, ""He's one of the great players to have on your team when you're trailing." The kid's more coachable than I gave him credit for back when he was dishing assists to both teams on the court.

One statement I take exception to: FSU being an inferior team. It has an inferior record, but its backcourt is as good as it gets. We were fortunate their frontcourt wasn't our equal. For whatever reason FSU is playing below its talent level.

Bottom line: this was a quality win for the Terps. To be able to slough off the lethargy and letdown from the draining Duke loss, ramp up the defense to the next level (mentally taxing effort), and execute a demanding flex offense is the mark of a solid team. This season is shaping up as one of GW's all-time great coaching efforts.

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