- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 24, 2002

Seen and heard last night at Lawrence Joel Gymnasium in Winston-Salem, N.C.:
PLASTIC MAN Chris Wilcox has made a name for himself with authoritative dunks delivered after long-distance flights. But against the Demon Deacons, Maryland's superhero showed floating through air is just one of his special talents.
On a play early in the first half, the sophomore displayed his athleticism on a reverse layup. While on the left side of the basket, he reached around with his long right arm and banked the ball in from the right side to give the Terrapins an 8-5 lead. The long-armed man also blocked a layup in the half when he came out of nowhere to trap Steve Lepore's attempt against the glass.
MERCHANT MARINE MAN Wake Forest coach Skip Prosser is a 1972 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. The 51-year old coach played three years of basketball and one year of rugby at the academy while earning a degree in Nautical Science. The former Xavier coach began his career as a freshman high school coach at Linsly Institute in Wheeling, W.Va., from 1972 to 1976 before eventually becoming an assistant to current Virginia coach Pete Gillen at Xavier.
ROUGH WAKE Wake Forest has one of the most difficult schedules in the country. In addition to being in a conference in which they play top-ranked Duke, No. 3 Maryland and No. 7 Virginia twice each, the Deacons have beaten then-No. 23 Fresno State and then-No. 19 Marquette and lost to then-No. 18 Syracuse and then-No. 4 Kansas. Wake's last nonconference game this season will be against No. 4 Cincinnati in Winston-Salem.
COACHING RADIO One loose ball bounced over the press table and was cleanly handled by Maryland radio broadcaster Johnny Holliday. Gary Williams, who was working the sideline just in front of table, looked over and said, "Good job, Johnny."
Jon Siegel


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