Perhaps ESPN.com's Mechelle Voepel
took the BasketCases' off-hand comment last week to heart -- about her colleague Graham Hays
possibly being our new
favorite sportswriter . . . after he served up an excellent piece about the Terps ready to move
. This morning, MV
not only returned serve, but hit an ace, with her feature Coleman, Terps back to form
. Here's a preview . . .
The offseason was a time to refuel the fire Maryland had played with in 2006, and nobody was more ready to do that than Coleman. We got to see her at her best Sunday as No. 4 Maryland beat No. 6 Oklahoma 76-66 in the nightcap of the State Farm Hall of Fame Tipoff Classic at North Carolina's Smith Center. The game wasn't really that close -- the halftime score of 42-24 was more reflective of how much better Maryland was in this matchup. The Terps looked very much like national-title contenders again -- as much as any team can in November.
Read the whole article . . . you'll be glad you did!
Monday PM Update:
To no one's great surprise, today Marissa Coleman
was named ACC Player-of-the Week
. Congratulations, Marissa!