The raising of Greivis Vasquez’s jersey to the rafters of Comcast Center will join a tribute to the 2001 Final Four team as ceremonies surrounding Sunday’s game when Maryland plays host to NC State at 5:30 p.m. Vasquez will be honored at 5:15 p.m. by having his jersey honored among the all-time greats in Maryland history. His Number 21 will join the 16 other Terrapins who have been honored with banners high above the court at Comcast Center. At halftime, Maryland will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the first team that reached a Final Four in school history. Such players as Tahj Holden, Byron Mouton, Chris Wilcox and Juan Dixon are expected to be among those in attendance.
The Word on NC State
NC State has a 14-11 record, including a 4-7 mark in the ACC, after winning two straight games over Wake Forest and Clemson… Prior to its two-game winning streak, the Pack had lost seven of eight…Tracy Smith leads the team in scoring at 14.3 ppg… The senior forward also averages 5.8 rpg… Smith and fellow forwards Richard Howell and C.J. Leslie scored 41 points and grabbed 28 rebounds against the Tigers on Thursday… Leslie leads the Pack in rebounding at 7.5 rpg, while Howell averages 6.6 rpg… Sophomore forward Scott Wood is fourth in the ACC in 3-point field goal percentage, coming into today’s game connecting at a .418 mark… Wood is playing a team-high 31.6 minutes/game and averaging 9.6 ppg…Freshmen guards Lorenzo Brown and Ryan Harrow round out the starting lineup… Harrow is third on the team in scoring (10.1 ppg) and Brown leads the team in assists (89).