The Washington Times - January 16, 2009, 07:35PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —- Just wanted to get something up on Maryland coach Gary Williams‘ insight on guard Cliff Tucker, whose minutes have been cut of late.

It’s probably the most mysterious thing about the Terps right now, given their obvious lack of depth. Tucker is almost a necessity at this point, and it would seem Williams agrees.


“He just hasn’t been consistent. He hasn’t stepped up to be that player that you can throw in there for 15 or 20 minutes every night,” Williams said. “He’s had his moments where he makes great plays, but he’s going to have to play. He’s got to get in there and I have to play him more and whatever happens, happens, It’s very important both Sean Mosley and Cliff Tucker play because that gives us backups for the three guards.”

Williams also said it would be no surprise if Tucker plays a lot more against Florida State tomorrow.

If Tucker can be as useful as a lot of folks probably think he can be, it would provide some wiggle room to a team in dire need of it. Whether it’s consistent or not hardly matters; if he’s stuck on the bench, he won’t be making a huge difference, anyway.

More coming later.

—- Patrick Stevens