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November 14, 2009 7:23 PM

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly...and The Intriguing

The Good: Maryland's 89-51 win over Charleston Southern. The team shoots over 50%. Five players score in double figures, and Vasquez dishes out 13 assists with only two turnovers. 

The Bad: Maryland's 36-9 loss to Va Tech, while wearing slogans such as "Courage", "Duty" and "Integrity" on their backs. Perhaps "Mercy" or "Bottom Feeder of Mediocre Conference" would have been more appropriate. Adding insult to injury (or injury to insult), punter Travis Baltz and safety Kenny Tate are both likely out for the season. Let's move on, shall we?

The Ugly: Well, all the aforementioned football futility (Jamarr averaging 3.3 yards per pass attempt, and our halfbacks totaling 0 yards and six carries), and the fact that the basketball team failed to outrebound Charleston Southern (they each had 43). 

The Intriguing: Blue Chip forward Tobias Harris (6-foot-8, 220 pounds, ranked as the fifth overall prospect by was on hand for Friday's game. Harris is apparently announcing his decision on Nov. 19. According to, six other schools are in the running besides Maryland: Georgia Tech, Kentucky, West Virginia, Louisville, Syracuse and Tennessee. Harris has yet to declare a frontrunner. 

Harris is probably a one-and-done guy. But he'd be the kind of go-to scorer we will sorely need next year with Vasquez, Hayes and Milbourne leaving. Of course Maryland is probably 0-for-30 in snagging blue chip recruits this decade, so don't get your hopes up.


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