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(Joke) 3rd team all ACC John Gilcrist from the University of Maryland seals his MVP honors by simply sticking it to everyone who showed him such little respect. It wouldn't be me if I didn't hit you with the stats...so here they are.
In the three games where UMD beat the #3, #2, and the #1 seed in the conference, JG put up a combined stat dream.
3pt % - 9-14 or 64%
FG% - 26-41 or 63%
A/TO - 19/6 or 3.1/1 ratio
Rebounds - 16
Steals - 6
Blocks - 1
Might I point out that no one in the conference even came close to those types of numbers. The image that will remain in my head for years to come was JG picking Duhon clean and then dunking on his head on the way to a three point play. That play of course will be remembered along with the last second drive to the bucket with Williams draped all over him for another 3 point conversion to take it to overtime. Can I also mention that Jamar Smith was BY-FAR the best big man in the tourney?
I'm not going to get ugly with this post. I think Duke is a great team and just simply got out-hustled. There wasn't anyone that was going to stop Gilcrist. I do have to say that the arrogance shown by Duhon and JJ while they were up (not to mention Duhon's big pre-game mouth) really made this victory sweet.
I'm so sorry that we had to come down to your back yard and ruin it for you guys in front of your fans and your refs. Hey, there's always next year....in DC.
|03-15-2004 09:41 AM