Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Greivis Vasquez has won yet another ACC Player of the Week honor. For those keeping score that makes 3 on the year. Over the last 3 games Greivis averaged 24.7 points, 6.3 assists and 5.7 rebounds. More importantly the Terps went 3-0 over that span.
That’s great news for Vasquez, now on to the team. Despite going 3-0 for the week, the Terps once again fail to crack the top 25, but you know what. I don’t care. In fact I’m happy. It seems as soon as any ACC school starts to make a climb in the rankings, bad things follow. So I’m fine hanging out in 28th spot in both the AP and EPSN poll.
Speaking of ESPN (I’m all about transitions today), in the latest version of Bracketology, Joe Lunardi has the Terps as an 8 seed facing UTEP. They also have Kansas waiting for us in the second round. I think we should be a little higher than an 8, but then again, there is so much basketball left to play that someone should slap my hand for even looking that far ahead.
Speaking of looking a head (I’m on fire!) as I’m sure everyone knows, the Tigers will be in College Park this Wednesday, check back with Turtledroppings.com to get a preview of this HUGE match up.
Congratulations to USA Hockey. It isn’t often in sports where the US is the underdog (except hockey and soccer), so seeing the National Colors worn as a bunch of scrappy B players out play the NHL All-Stars was very special. It wasn’t the miracle on ice, but it did feel like a Stanley Cup Final game, and their wasn’t a USA goal scored where I didn’t leave my feet (6″ vertical at least!!), and isn’t that what sports is all about?