- The Washington Times - Monday, January 31, 2005

Last night at Comcast Center

QUOTABLE

“Fifteen? I’m trying for 20.”

— Terps forward Travis Garrison on his career-high 15 rebounds.

SHOT OF THE GAME

Terps guard Chris McCray’s steal looked like it would lead to an easy fast break. However, he needed to hang in the air and change direction in mid-flight to score for a 72-63 lead with 1:40 remaining.

SEEN AND HEARD

THE HOME BUZZ: The first ACC home game since the students returned from winter break saw a marked rise in energy with the first legitimate 17,950 attendance. Comcast sounded like an airport tarmac. Painted faces, shaken newspapers and ear-splitting chants made it an impressive homecourt advantage.

SIGNS, SIGNS, EVERYWHERE: “Bowers Power” and “Grinnon Time” have become staples. One young woman behind the scorer’s table pleaded “Marry me, Keith Booth.” But the best was a large picture of the cult movie figure Napoleon Dynamite with a second sign asking “Luke, why do you look exactly like me … idiot.” aimed at Georgia Tech center Luke Schenscher. The two do look much alike. Fans chanted “Napoleon” regularly.

— Rick Snider

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