The Washington Times - December 5, 2008, 04:19PM

When you have a little time to kill, conversations can go off in all sorts of crazy directions.

The other day, the Diamondback’s Mark Selig and I were talking with Maryland guard Adrian Bowie once the crowd of reporters had thinned away, and some goofy questions sprouted off some legitimate angles.

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For example, Bowie’s relationship with high school teammate Greivis Vasquez came up, and I asked the sometimes-reserved sophomore what percentage of their conversations involved Bowie actually talking.

“My goal is 20 percent,” Bowie said with a laugh.

Eventually, the topic of summer classes came up, since that’s why he was in College Park all summer.

Turns out he took a CPR class during that stretch.

“I had a lot of fun, trying to save people’s lives,” Bowie said.

Selig then wondered if Bowie figured he would use what he learned from that credit or two down the road.

“I hope not, because if that’s the case, they might end up dying,” Bowie said.

Uh-oh. That doesn’t sound very encouraging.

“I got a good grade, though,” Bowie quickly added.

Well, at least that was saved.

Patrick Stevens