Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Bowie, Maryland

Greivis Vasquez surely wins the "Hamburger Helper" boxscore stuffer award tonight (22pts, 6 boards, 8 assists, 2 steals), but it was Adrian Bowie who was the real difference maker.

If you check out the stats, Adrian has a respectable night (10 pts, 8 boards, 2 assists, 3 steals). Nothing that says "WOW!" But the power of his performance was the spark he provided in the second half (multiple steals off the inbounds, then pumping up the crowd), but he also provided Vazquez with some relief from handling the board and grabbing rebounds.

Boom also had a good night, with only a few miscues at times (like slamming the ball into the bottom of the hoop). Gist's 6/6 from the line saved a poor shooting night, but his 8 boards and 4 blocks were big.

The theme we see? When MD spreads the offense and defense out, they can win in the ACC (against a less skilled team playing on a lot of heart).


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