Longtime Maryland Terrapins coach Gary Williams is a finalist to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, which honors major contributors to the game of basketball worldwide, the Hall announced on Friday.
When the Terps visit No. 8 Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday for the final time after 60 years as ACC foes, it will truly be the end of an exciting era in Maryland basketball history.
Maryland Madness went old school Friday night, using venerable Cole Field House to welcome back several legends and introduce the 2013-14 men’s and women’s basketball teams.
Year one of the Mark Turgeon regime in College Park seemed to have everything turning up for Maryland’s presence in the ACC, especially considering the Terps had one of the better recruiting classes in the country, but the good vibes soured thanks to Terrell Stoglin and Pe’Shon Howard.
It’s been 10 years – that’s right, a decade – since Gary Williams marched the highly overlooked Maryland Terrapins through Wisconsin, Kentucky, Connecticut, Kansas then Indiana to a steal a National Championship from the powerhouses.
Maryland (12-7, 2-3 ACC) honored former coach Gary Williams and named the court after him, only to fall to their fiercest rival Duke 74-61.
Maryland might have some extra motivation when they take on Duke tonight as former coach Gary Williams will have the court at the Comcast Center named in his honor before the game.
Feinstein thinks Gary Williams’ move to Big Ten Network is a smart one.
Jay Williams was one of many former Duke Blue Devil basketball players inside Madison Square Garden when his former head coach Mike Kryzyzewski, aka Coach K, earned win 903 over Michigan State and he joined The Mike Wise Show to share his feelings.
“Len could do it all,” Driesell said. “He was strong. He could jump. He could shoot from the outside. He could score inside with a jump hook and a drop-step dunk. He was the complete package.”