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February 25, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Duke 94, Maryland 86

Can lightning strike the same place twice? I don’t think so. If Duke is shooting, there’s nothing Maryland (or anyone else) can do to beat them. Same goes for Carolina, but Carolina wasn’t shooting the other day. I DON’T think Maryland will be blown out again at home; but I don’t think that Duke will be as cold from outside as Carolina was.

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

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says cap room will be issue for Ravens

Casey Willett wonders how Flacco will factor into 52’s decision

Casey Willett says Ravens’ biggest needs Center, TE, WR, CB, LB, Kicker

Drew Forrester thinks delay in signing Ray could ‘benefit’ Scott

Thyrl Nelson says not having salary cap would be good for Ravens

Alex Thomas thinks Phelps will compete in 4 races in Charlotte; win 3 of them

Chris Bonetti says Glenn Clark always rooted for Hammonds, Devereaux

Ed Frankovic says Caps suffer 3rd period ‘collapse’ in loss to Flyers

RAVENS:

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says despite playing center; Brown wants to be paid as guard

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Bisciotti ‘irritated’ by 52’s comments at Pro Bowl

Examiner Tony Wisniewski says 52, Brown, Rolle, Stover, Leonhard, Ivy, Wilcox, Boller will all ‘go’

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says 52 situation still ‘riddle’

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ravens ‘increase interest’ in bringing back Scott

ESPN.com’s John Clayton says Brown ‘could break the bank’ in free agency

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Brown’s desire to be paid as guard could pave way for Ravens to sign Scott instead

ESPN.com’s James Walker says 52 ‘open’ to signing with Ravens before free agency begins

SI’s Peter King thinks 52 wants money up front in new deal

Sporting News’ Jeff Darlington says AFC East teams ‘targeting’ Scott, Brown

NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan mocks Darius Butler to Ravens

NFL Network’s Charles Davis mocks LSU LB Darry Beckwith to Ravens

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Pie checks into camp facing ‘battle’ for LF job

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Guthrie, Mora, Izturis, Costanzo will all play in WBC

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Trembley thinks Birds will be ‘National League’ style ballclub

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds open Grapefruit League play today vs. Mets

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Pie excited for chance to play ‘every day’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Quiroz thinks Hill had ‘best left-handed stuff’ he’s ever seen

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds’ luck ‘changing’, but not changed yet

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says rotation will go Hennessey-Baez-Uehara-Guthrie-Hill

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Arrieta, Bergesen, Tillman amongst scoreless pitchers in win over Team Italy

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Wieters named top prospect again by Baseball America

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says former manager Hargrove would like another chance to lead a team

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Patton, Matusz opened Team Italy game with scoreless innings

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Hill ‘throwing with confidence’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Matusz ‘comfortable and confident’ in first ’09 action

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says former Oriole Trebelhorn also helping to coach Team Italy

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says ‘change of employer’ lead to Pie’s visa troubles

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says former Tar Heel Surhoff not concerned with Carolina’s loss to Maryland

Examiner Jay Trucker says Tillman, Matusz, Arrieta all amongst Top 100 prospects according to Baseball America

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tonight’s ESPN showdown with Duke

Duke Official Site previews Blue Devils-Terps contest

Duke Official Site offers complete Devils-Terps release (pdf)

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps desperately seeking redemption after earlier 41 point loss at Duke

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps have history or bouncing back to beat teams they lost to earlier in the year

Examiner Steve DeClue says Duke game not ‘must win’ for Terps

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says NCAA Tournament hopes ‘alive’ for Terps as they face Duke

The AP says Gary thinks Terps ‘better since’ first Duke game

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Vasquez knows ‘whole campus hates Duke’

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Hayes has found ‘niche’ since benching

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps have more venom for Blue Devils than Tar Heels

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Tucker’s extra work paying off for Terps

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps in upper half of ACC over last 3 seasons

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Maryland’s Tournament resume slightly better than Creighton’s

DC Examiner’s Rick Snider says Neal thinks Devils ‘beatable’

Charlotte Observer’s Ken Tysiac says Elliot Williams has been ‘missing piece’ for Devils

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem recaps Tobias Harris’ weekend visit (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says prospect Tyrone Garland had ‘good time’ during weekend visit to College Park (must subscribe)

Scout.com’s Eric Bossi hosts roundtable regarding target Stephenson (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Jeremiah Wilson grew up always wanting to be a Terp

Sporting News’ Albert Breer and Clifton Brown say DHB ‘aced’ off-field tests at Combine as well

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh profiles Bishop McNamara WR prospect (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Terps, Blue Devils yet to commit to Face-Off Classic again next season

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tonight’s home finale with Delaware

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tonight’s trip to American

Washington Post’s Steven Goff says Mids ‘almost assured’ of 3rd place finish in Patriot League

NAVY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Mids slip to 12th in polls

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Matt Drenan feels more ‘confident’ returning from injury

UMBC LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Poillon named America East Player of the Week

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Retrievers trying to open season 3-0 for first time since ‘01

MT. ST. MARY’S LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Eers open season with 10-2 loss at Virginia

SALISBURY LACROSSE:

The Sun’s John Weaver says Coach Jim Berkman ‘fears’ no teams Gulls will play this season

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site’s David Harrington says Mariners report to Training Camp

SWIMMING:

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Phelps will return from suspension at Charlotte Ultra Swim in May

The AP’s Mike Cranston says Phelps still planning on swimming at World Championships in Rome this July

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Donyae Jackson. He scored 16 points last night to lift Calvert Hall to a 63-38 win over Spalding in the first round of the Catholic League playoffs. Jackson had also been Defensive Player of the Year this year.

-I get the feeling that ONE of the Ravens’ free agents will sign before Thursday’s deadline. Most likely Bart Scott. They have SO much work to do; I don’t think they’re comfortable going to Friday with all 3 hitting the market. I think they’ll get Bart locked up to breathe a bit easier.

-Delaware 77, Towson 64. I just don’t get the feeling the Tigers are even capable of winning games anymore.

Talk to you tonight with a Maryland-Duke live blog from Comcast Center.

-G

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