Seen and heard yesterday at Alexander Memorial Coliseum in Atlanta:
IN NIK OF TIME Forward Nik Caner-Medley kept Maryland from being blown out in the first half with a team-high 12 points and five rebounds. Caner-Medley was involved in 10 straight points with three baskets and two assists.
However, Caner-Medley needed quick redemption after blowing a thunderous dunk that bounced all the way to the Georgia Tech bench. Four seconds later, he turned a steal into a slam. Caner-Medley finished with 14 points, six rebounds and four steals.
QUICKER, BUT The Terrapins went to a defense-oriented lineup midway through the first half. Freshman guard Chris McCray, forward Travis Garrison and Nik Caner-Medley joined center Ryan Randle and forward Tahj Holden for short stretches. However, they were on the floor for the early part of Georgia Tech’s decisive 14-0 run.
DRINK UP A beer song in a soda town? Coca-Cola may be headquartered in Atlanta, but the Yellow Jackets students finished off a cheer by singing “When you say Budweiser, you said it all.”
Holy, Green Bay. What’s next grits and cabbage?
FRIENDLY FACES Former Terps Steve Francis and Juan Dixon were in the crowd. Seems the nearby NBA All-Star Game made it easy for the tandem to slide over for the matinee game before returning to business.