The Washington Times - March 17, 2009, 06:11PM

It was just a little while after Maryland was unveiled as the No. 10 seed in the West regional on Sunday when I ran into senior team manager Jason Davis out on the floor at Comcast Center.

Like just about everyone associated with the program, J.D. was ecstatic. He also had a direct message for me.


“Pack your bags,” he said.

“I haven’t unpacked yet,” I truthfully replied.

That’s life as a college basketball writer in March. And so two days after that exchange, I’m sitting in a restaurant in BWI munching on shredded pork and blogging away with my repacked bag by my side.

Ain’t technology grand?

Anyway, the flight is slightly delayed. No matter. Just provides some time to catch up on some things before Weekend No. 4 of the six in a row on the road gets underway.

A couple more items to come shortly.

—- Patrick Stevens