Reflections on a Shot and Game Many Will Never Forget

It’s funny that I was talking to Freddy from Boca tonight and told him that I had watched the final 40 seconds of yesterday’s game 25 or 30 times. I told him he must watch it  in frame by frame slow motion. It was interesting to see the Gary’s reactions to both, especially the jubilation of the winning shot. Eric Hayes’ pass was PERFECT or else Cliff never would have gotten the shot off. It seemed to me that there were .5 seconds left when Cliff got the shot off which means the .6 that were added to the clock, made the difference in the game.

Cliff Tucker lives with that moment for the rest of his life. The whole shot and situation was so improbable yet teh Maestro had practiced the exact play hundreds of times according to the team.

It’s utterly amazing that with 3 seconds left the team executed 2 winning shots, although only 1 counted. Greivis has ice in his veins. He believes he will never miss when it matters. Let’s not forget he nailed a running floater before Favors answered with a putback.

Tech might have lost Saturday but one Yellowjacket was sure a winner on Saturday. Derrick Favors lifted his stock way up after a 21 point 18 rebound performance. He is projected to be picked 3rd which at this moment would be 1 slot ahead of where the Wizards could wind up. What else is knew.

Jordan Williams held his own Saturday with 9 points and 12 rebounds. His shot selection is excellent and he just seems to be developing into a natural center.

In a game where Georgia Tech pressed almost 100% of the time, the Terps only committed 9 turnovers to go along with 16 assists. The press was utilized by Hewitt to take the Terps out of its transition game.

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  1. freddy from boca


    Player Of The Week: Greivis Vasquez
    The Terps had quite a week with a three-game sweep of Virginia, NC State and Georgia Tech. Greivis Vasquez thought he won the Georgia Tech game with a half-court runner but a timeout was called before the shot. Cliff Tucker hit a 3 for the victory when play resumed.

    Vasquez scored a total of 74 points, had 19 assists and 17 rebounds in the three games. He continues to be one of the best leaders this season on a potential NCAA team.

    Vasquez also became the sixth player in Maryland history to score 2,000 points and the only player in ACC history to reach 2,000 points, 700 assists and 600 rebounds in his career. Maryland is 11-3 since Jan. 3 and a lot of the credit has to go to Vasquez.

    Reply ·   11/12/2019

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