- The Washington Times - Monday, February 18, 2002

Seen and heard yesterday at Cole Field House:
BLAKE DISHES TO THE TOP Steve Blake's 13 assists tied him for first place on Maryland's all-time list, matching Keith Gatlin, who had 649 dishes in his career from 1984 to '88. Blake, a junior, posted at least nine assists for the 10th time this season. "It's unbelievable," said Terps center Lonny Baxter, the beneficiary of many of Blake's feeds. "Steve Blake is always looking for other people and getting them involved in the offense." Blake had only one turnover, while scoring eight points, grabbing six rebounds and making three steals.
UNDEFEATED AT COLE The Terps passed their biggest test in their bid to go undefeated at home in the 47th and final season at Cole. Maryland is 13-0 here this season, and has won 16 straight at home overall. The last time the Terps went undefeated at home was in 1994-95, when Joe Smith's squad was 16-0. The Terps have two games left at Cole. No.19 Wake Forest is here Sunday, and 15th-ranked Virginia will close the building on March3.
REMEMBER THE SEMINOLES Early in the game as Maryland was building its lead, students began singing the Florida State war chant and doing the famous Seminoles chop. Florida State is the only other team to beat Duke this season in a shocking 77-76 upset on Jan.6.
CALLING ALL TERRAPINS Former Maryland star Steve Francis was on hand as his number was retired and a banner with the No.23 was unfurled. The Houston Rockets star is in town for today's game against the Washington Wizards. Current Rockets teammates and ex-Terps stars Walt Williams and Terence Morris also were in Cole. Duke was represented by several celebrities, including ex-Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins running back Calvin Hill, father of former Dookie and NBA star Grant Hill, and Mike Dunleavy Sr., the ex-NBA coach and dad of current Duke star Mike Jr.
Jon Siegel



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