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March 13, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Wake 68, Maryland 61

I just don’t see how Maryland competes with Wake’s size. I think they can compete; but I don’t see Eric Hayes keeping Wake honest with 5-6 shooting from outside again. I think this one dooms the Terps to the NIT.

UMBC 67, Binghamton 64

Binghamton has had a hell of a season; but I’ll go with the team that was there a season ago. I like the veteran presence of Greene and Proctor more than the studs the Bearcats have.

Morgan State 73, Coppin State 64

And the Bears will go on to beat Norfolk State for the MEAC title and their first NCAA Tournament appearance.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Glenn Clark says Terps can ‘breathe’ again after win

Bob Haynie beginning to ‘appreciate’ what Neal is doing for Terps

Drew Forrester offers last part of Orioles Hangout interview

Keith Melchior still not fan of Manfra or Joe Angel

Nestor Aparicio says Greisen had been ‘insurance’ for 52

Ed Frankovic says Caps beat Flyers for 2nd straight win

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Brandon Snyder has ‘fit right in’ big league camp this Spring

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Ray, Sherrill handling closer competition with ‘class’

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Hendrickson solid in intrasquad game

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds play split squad doubleheader with Cardinals today

Examiner’s Steve DeClue not upset to see Bedard’s continued struggles

Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says Trembley appreciates Freel’s ‘versatility’

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Dwan Edwards, Ray Rice played pickup hoops with Cal Ripken

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says former Colt Harrison would be ‘perfect second target’

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens released LB Greisen

Examiner Tony Wisniewski says Ravens saved $400,000 by cutting Greisen

Examiner Steve DeClue says DHB thinks he could be ‘real weapon’ for Ravens

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens aren’t likely to add another major CB

SI’s Don Banks mocks Nicks to Ravens

NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan mocks DHB to Ravens

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The AP says Hayes’ career high 21 lifted Terps past Wolfpack; into ACC Tournament quarterfinals

The Official Site offers numerical evidence of win

The Official Site says Vasquez, Hayes wanted to be ‘aggressive’ against Wolfpack

NC State Official Site’s Tim Peeler says Julius Mays’ career high 18 not enough as Pack loses to Terps

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps win first ACC Tournament game since 2006

The Sun’s Rick Maese says Terps will have to match Deacs with ‘effort’ tonight

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps will need big night from Vasquez AND Neal, Hayes, or Milbourne to beat Wake

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Gregory contributed 7 boards in win

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says former Terp target Latay Darden had decent JuCo season

Examiner Dylan Waugh says Hayes shot 5-6 from outside on career night

Examiner Steve DeClue says Terps would have ‘reasonable chance’ of making Tournament with win over Wake

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Terps went on 14-0 first half run to get back in game

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Terps will have to match Demon Deacons’ ‘athleticism’

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Hayes inspired by death of close family friend

Washington Post’s John Feinstein says Gary abandoned coach speak before NCSU battle

Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg says love affair continues between Gary, Greivis

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Tucker hit big 3 in first half to get Terps back in it

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Pack opened game shooting 7/10 from field

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Vasquez ‘focused’ on Terps, not NBA Draft

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Vasquez hoping to get Terps to ‘Sunday’

Charlotte Observer’s Ron Green says Pack reaches ‘bitter end’ of season

ESPN.com’s Andy Katz says Terps improve to 19-12 with win over Pack

Fox Sports’ Jeff Goodman says Terps will be ‘back on bubble’ with win over Wake

SI’s Bill Trocchi says Gary wins again with ‘back to wall’

SI’s Andy Glockner says Terps will ‘keep their hopes alive’ with win tonight

SI’s Seth Davis says Neal has ‘All-glue’ potential

Terp Center’s Seth Hoffman says Terps rallied from 13 point first half deficit to beat State

Turtle Sports Report’s Mike Rubin says Vasquez chipped in 17 points, 10 assists in win

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

12 of 12 Inside Lacrosse analysts pick Terps to beat Retrievers

Inside Lacrosse’s Justin Redd says Terps best in ‘transition’

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Terps have rare College Park game tomorrow

DC Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says Terps trying to snap 2 game losing streak to UMBC

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

Ravens Official Site’s Will Spencer says DHB put on ‘show’ at Pro Day

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says Terps, New Mexico have both offered St. John’s DL

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Friedgen’s job ‘not even close’ to being on the line

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Wujciak amongst top tacklers in ACC

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich thinks Turner getting unfair criticism

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Navarre ‘strongest’ Terp at Pro Day

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem previews Spring O-Line (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh profiles Thomas Johnson LB prospect (must subscribe)

COPPIN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Eagles beat NC A&T, advance to MEAC semis against Morgan State

UMBC BASKETBALL:

Examiner Steve DeClue says Retrievers will be ‘decided underdogs’ in America East Championship vs. Binghamton tomorrow

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Ray Frager says Kennedy to co-host Tournament breakdown on Comcast SportsNet Sunday

TOWSON LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews trip to Virginia tomorrow

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Christian Swezey says Toomey hasn’t decided who will start in cage for Hounds vs. St. John’s

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Hagelin will get start in goal

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews tomorrow’s trip to Syracuse

Inside Lacrosse’s Tyler Dunne says face-offs will go a long way in determining winner of NCAA Championship rematch

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Beidler named school athlete of the week

Carroll County Times’ Bob Blubaugh says Brown hopes Eers still get postseason invite

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says CBI, CollegeInsider.com tournaments still possible for Eers

NAVY BASKETBALL:

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Navy men and women combined for 35 wins

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Go Mids breaks down 2009 schedule for Midshipmen

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

The Official Site says New York Red Bulls avenge last year’s loss by beating Palace 2-0

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says Kentucky Derby hopefuls starting to come into focus

Thoroughbred Times’ Frank Angst says Magna facing opposition for financing plan

SWIMMING:

The Sun says Phelps tells NBC’s Lauer he’s sorry for ‘pain’ caused to family, friends

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning-a combo pair-Jess Harlee and Rachel Holehouse from Fallston. The duo combined to score 48 points as the Cougars topped Largo in the 3A semifinals down at the RAC Arena in Catonsville. The Cougars will play Paint Branch Saturday for the 3A title.

Lacrosse picks:
-Maryland 10, UMBC 6. It’s been a struggle to score for the Retrievers; who I don’t think can slow down the Terps enough to win.
-Syracuse 13, Hopkins 12. I think Hopkins will prove more in a loss than they have yet this season in a win.
-Loyola 7, St. John’s 5. I don’t think the Red Storm is as good as the team that beat Georgetown.
-Virginia 13, Towson 5. The Cavaliers are a different class than the Tigers.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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