Friday, March 12, 2010

Yellow Jackets Finally Sting Vasquez

For a player with such a flair for the dramatic, it was a short, ugly ACC tournament stay for Maryland's Greivis Vasquez, the ACC player of the year.

Vasquez scored 17 points but he went just six for 21 from the field, including a two-for-11 effort from 3-point range in the Terps' loss to Georgia Tech. Toss in six turnovers and it was a one and done for Vasquez and his Terp teammates.

It ended a nine-game Maryland winning streak over the Yellow Jackets, a run that dated back to 2004.

"They got me for the first time. What a time to get me," Vasquez said.

Vasquez made a point of crediting Georgia Tech for outplaying Maryland, particularly in the first half when the Terps trailed by as many as 19 points.

"No excuses. We lost," Vasquez said. "I take responsibility. I'm a man."


Anonymous said...

This is NOT the Carolina way! We should have rightfully played Maryland! Unacceptable!