- The Washington Times - Friday, January 4, 2002

Seen and heard last night at Cole Field House:


WIL'S BACK Norfolk State is coached by Wil Jones, an assistant at Maryland under former coach Lefty Driesell in the 1970s. Jones, 27-42 during his three seasons at Norfolk State, is most famous for coaching UDC to the 1983 Division II national championship. Jones, a 1964 American University graduate, has two freshman guards from the Washington area. Chakowby Hicks, who played at Spingarn High in the District, is the Spartans' third-leading scorer with 7.6 points per game. Curtis Bunn, who played at Crossland High in Prince George's County, is the last man on the roster and had yet to score heading into the game.

ON THE MEND Maryland senior center Lonny Baxter sat out after spraining his right ankle in practice on Tuesday. Baxter, who hopes to be back for next Wednesday's ACC home opener against North Carolina, hadn't missed a game since Jan.24, 1999, midway through his freshman year. Senior Tahj Holden, who had lost the starting power forward job to Chris Wilcox last Sunday at N.C. State, took Baxter's spot. Baxter is Maryland's top rebounder (8.9 per game) and second-leading scorer (14.3).

David Elfin


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