- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 4, 2001

Seen and heard last night at MCI Center:
NEXT YEAR'S FIELD Texas and Notre Dame will be in next season's BB&T; Classic. The Longhorns will play Maryland in one first-round game, matching Gary Williams against Rick Barnes, who was an assistant coach under him at Ohio State. Barnes began his career at George Mason, and later coached at Clemson. Notre Dame is coached by Mike Brey, who played at George Washington and began his career as an assistant to Morgan Wootten at DeMatha High School. Brey is in his second year at South Bend after leaving Delaware.
RAGING CALHOUN Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun was so outraged after a basket by Lonny Baxter gave Maryland a 9-2 lead that he stormed onto the court and was called for a technical foul while standing inside the 3-point line. Juan Dixon was so amused by the incident that he was laughing while shooting the first of two technical free throws. Luckily, Dixon's shot rolled off the front rim and in, before he swished the second one.
MONDAY NIGHT MADNESS After a half-full arena on Sunday, MCI was nearly packed for the final. Of course, Sunday the tournament was competing with both Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens home games. This game was essentially a home game for the Terps, with the lower bowl of the arena filled with red and white.
Jon Siegel

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