The Washington Times - February 21, 2009, 08:29PM

Regardless of how much heat Maryland coach Gary Williams has taken this season, there’s no question the man was, is and probably will remain a fantastic game coach.

And he just got Roy Williams – again.

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Gary is now 6-6 in his career against Roy, counting a pair of victories while Mr. Frickin’ was at Kansas (you might remember the 2002 semifinals in Atlanta).

Amazingly, Gary also poached five of his 19 victories over top-five opponents while at Maryland at the expense of Ole Roy. That means Roy Williams has almost “caught” Coach K, who has taken six losses as a top-five team to a Gary-coached Maryland team.

Here’s the full rundown of Gary’s victories over top-five opponents while in CP:

1995: @No. 8 Maryland 86, No. 1 North Carolina 73

1997: No. 11 Maryland 54, @No. 2 Wake Forest 51

1997: No. 23 Maryland 85, No. 2 Kansas 83 (Franklin National Bank Classic)
1998: @Maryland 89, No. 1 North Carolina 83 (OT)

1998: No. 2 Maryland 62, No. 5 Stanford 60 (BB&T Classic)

2000: No. 23 Maryland 98, @No. 3 Duke 87

2001: No. 16 Maryland 91, @No. 2 Duke 80
2001: No. 11 Maryland 87, No. 2 Stanford 73 (West regional final)

2001: @No. 5 Maryland 76, No. 2 Illinois 63
2002: @No. 3 Maryland 87, No. 1 Duke 73
2002: No. 4 Maryland 97, No. 2 Kansas 88 (Final Four)

2003: @No. 17 Maryland 87, No. 1 Duke 72

2003: Maryland 69, @No. 1 Florida 68 (OT)
2004: Maryland 95, No. 5 Duke 87 (ACC tournament)

2005: Maryland 75, @No. 2 Duke 66

2007: @Maryland 89, No. 5 North Carolina 87

2008: Maryland 82, @No. 1 North Carolina 80

2008: Maryland 80, No. 5 Michigan State 62 (Old Spice Classic)
2009: @Maryland 88, No. 3 North Carolina 85 (OT)

Patrick Stevens