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Topic - Rodney Elliott
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Akeem Williams scored 18 points as Massachusetts Lowell recovered from a slow start to beat UMBC 59-54 in America East Conference play on Sunday afternoon.
In the formative days of his coaching career, Jimmy Patsos' days were a blur. Mornings and afternoons were spent in Maryland's basketball office, his nights working at the Third Edition in Georgetown.
"Guys now don't just drive past Cold Spring [Lane] and think 'Oh, this is the big school that plays hockey, lacrosse and women's soccer,' " said Elliott, a Baltimore native. "We want to come hoop here. We want to come play here now. It's close to home, and he's done a great job in that with some of the recruits."
"He's a great people person," said Rodney Elliott, who played forward at Maryland in the mid-1990s, when Patsos was an assistant. "He knows how to talk to you and not [mess with] you — talk to you straight, man to man, face to face, give you what it is and allow you to see what it is you need to do to get to this next level, on the basketball court, in the classroom and in life, period."