Hola Terps Nation,
Inspired by the big win at UNC, I've got a rock solid lineup for this Sunday's GA show on espn1300. We are on the air from 3-5:30, then we turn things over to the "official" pre-game crew.
You can listen live in the Baltimore area on 1300 or online from anywhere at www.espn1300.com.
3-315 p.m. - banter with Abel and Herbst
3:15 p.m. -- interview/call with ex Terp Drew Nicholas, who will be checking in from Turkey. Drew is playing great in Europe, averaging about 17 ppg for Efes Pilsen, a top Euroleague club; here's a link to his stats: 3:30 - 4 p.m. - ex Terps assistant and current Loyola head coach Jimmy Patsos stopping by in studio, perhaps along with Matt Kovarik.
4 p.m. -- In-studio visit from personal trainer Andre Miller, www.supernatural23.com
4:30 p.m. -- call in from Keith Gatlin, checking in from Carolina. Gatlin runs a basketball academy in the Greensboro area and stays up to date with Maryland basketball, very insightful and friendly guy. Love Gatlin.
Also, we'll go around the Association with agent on the rise Doug Neustadt.
If you'd like to call in, the number is 410-481-1300.
We'll probably ask people to call in with their best Md. vs. Duke memories/stories and Patsos will probably take a few calls.
Please use the comments section below to suggest any questions you want me and Herbst to ask our guests.
Also, regarding Md. vs. Duke, please vote in the poll as to whether you think the Terps might win. My thought: I really, really, really would like to see Maryland win. That said, Duke has been a much better team than Maryland this year. Witness last night's 17 point win at Va. Tech as just one example. They are very deep and talented. What else is new?
But here's the thing, that win at Carolina has to have Maryland players believing they can beat anyone. When you win on the home court of the undefeated #1 team in the country, there really isn't a tougher test. But everything has to break right... Our stars Greivis and Gist have to play not just well, but great. And the role players, Osby, Milbourne, Hayes, Tucker, Dave Neal, etc., have to step up and do their part, exactly like they did at UNC. Put it this way, Maryland was phenomenal at UNC from the opening tip and they still woulda lost if Hansbrough's 3 goes down at the buzzer.
So I am not picking against Maryland, because I don't pick against Maryland against Duke; Gary has proven two many times (twice last year) that he knows how to get it done. Maryland 78, Duke 73. (I hope).
Lastly, I'd like to get some more momentum for this blog. I don't necessarily want it to be a fan blather message board, but I do think there are many Terps fans out there who would enjoy the content and would appreciate it if you would forward the link to Terps fans you are friends with.
Until next time,