- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 18, 2001

Seen and heard yesterday at Cole Field House:

CROWD PLEASER American senior Brian Williams, who transferred from Hagerstown Community College before last season, scored a team-high 15 points before the biggest crowd of his collegiate career, but didn't handle himself well. Williams followed a series of baskets in the second half by yelling loudly as he went downcourt, and Maryland students in turn razzed him by yelling at Williams whenever he touched the ball. Twice, after hitting free throws, Williams held his arms up in a type of celebration and looked toward the student section. But when coach Jeff Jones took him out, Jones pointed to the scoreboard which showed the Eagles trailing by 30 to encourage Williams to take it easy with the celebration and crowd interaction.
RECORD BREAKER Maryland coach Gary Williams won his 244th game at his alma mater, passing his coach, Bud Millikan, for second place on the program's all-time wins list. Millikan coached 17 seasons, from 1950-51 to 1966-67, and won 243 games, while Williams is in his 13th season. "The part I like is what we've done the last eight, nine years we've been able to get a team together that's competed in the toughest conference in the country to get those wins," Williams said. "We haven't ducked anybody recently."
As for his former coach, Williams, who averaged 4.5 points in his three-year career, joked that Millikan would have won more "if he didn't play me."
Duff Durkin



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