- The Washington Times - Friday, December 28, 2001

Seen and heard last night at Cole Field House:
HOMEGROWN TALENT William & Mary's academic integrity might be holding the program down. Of the 13 players on the Tribe's roster, only junior guard Sherman Rivers is from in-state. Rivers, who grew up in Woodbridge and attended Potomac High School, is the Tribe's starting point guard and averages 7.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists. The state of Virginia, especially the Tidewater region, is one most fertile recruiting grounds on the East Coast. Somebody better e-mail Tribe second-year coach Rick "Bon" Boyages and let him know.
THE GOOD OLD DAYS Until this meeting, Maryland coach Gary Williams had never played the Tribe as Maryland's head man. The last time these teams met was in 1985 during Lefty Driesell's last year during the calm before the Len Bias storm. Meanwhile, Williams owns the Tribe. Counting the latest victory, Williams is 5-0 against William & Mary. (He was 4-0 while coaching American University from 1978 to 1982).
NOT A BASKETBALL FACTORY William & Mary has had just three winning seasons in the past 16. In 1984-85, the Tribe went 16-12, with a 54-53 win over Virginia. In 1992-93, the Tribe was 14-13 without any quality wins. William & Mary saved its best season for 1997-98, when the second-oldest college (founded 1693) in the United States went 20-7.
HEY, KNIGHT The Tribe ushered in the Bobby Knight era at Texas Tech era earlier this season. Knight's team spanked William & Mary 75-55 on Nov. 16.
Ken Wright



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