- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 21, 2002

Seen and heard last night at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, S.C.:
MASTER FEEDER Steve Blake became Maryland's all-time leading assist man with his first dish. The junior came into the game with 649, tied with Keith Gatlin, who was a Terp from 1984 to 1988. The Floridian got the record midway through the first half on a pass from the top of the key to Byron Mouton, who made a 15-foot baseline jumper.
DUNK MUCH? It is rare to see one missed, but early last night it happened on consecutive sequences and Chris Wilcox was involved in both. Clemson's Jamar McKnight made the mistake of slicing down the left baseline and trying to jam over Maryland's power forward. Wilcox emphatically stuffed that attempt in midflight. However, the launching sophomore was chagrined on the Terps' possession as he took off from just inside the foul line and slammed the ball too hard off the back of the rim.
LOSING LARRY It's likely only a matter of weeks before the Larry Shyatt era at Clemson ends. The fourth-year coach had only one winning season, and that was his first when he led the Tigers to the NIT. Shyatt has a 14-48 record in ACC regular-season games. Clemson is on the verge of finishing last in the ACC for a third straight season. Shyatt does not have a winning record against any ACC foe, and is a combined 0-17 against Duke and Maryland. He does have a 4-4 record against both Georgia Tech and N.C. State.
TYING TERRY Gary Williams captured his 111th win in the ACC and moved into a tie for sixth-place all-time in league victories with retired Virginia coach Terry Holland. Williams, in his 13th season at Maryland, will not move up any further this season. Former Terps coach Lefty Driesell is No.5 with 122 ACC wins.
UNBALANCED CENTER In the media guide, Clemson reserve center Steve Allen lists Mike Tyson as his favorite athlete outside of basketball. The 6-foot-10 freshman added, "If I could have dinner with anyone in history it would be with Michael Jordan."
Jon Siegel


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