Thursday, January 31, 2008

2 for 2,000.

The Miami Light Breezes Hurricanes are blowing into College Park tonight (7 PM) to face the #5 Maryland Terrapins. Unless Crystal ("All World") Langhorne skips class (a bench-able offense), calls in sick, or pulls a muscle in warm-ups, it's a pretty safe bet that during tonight's game, Lang will score at least 2 points. And when she does, she will hit an amazing career milestone . . . 2,000 points!

We learned from the always informative Terps website that only 15 players in ACC history have hit the 2,000 point mark, and only 5 ACCers have scored 2,000 points and grabbed 1,000 rebounds! In the NCAA era (post AIAW, beginning in 1982 . . . but before Lang was born), only 105 players nationwide have ever recorded these two major stats. It's pretty clear that Lang has assured herself a place in Maryland . . . and ACC . . . and NCAA history (not to mention a banner in Comcast's rafters).

Speaking of 2s (and that is the karmic number for this Maryland season, isn't it?) . . .Kristi Toliver needs only 2 assists tonight to become the fourth Terp ever to dish out 500. . . and she's only a junior!

So get ready tonight for a little history in the making.


At 8:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey there,

any idea what happened to the brenda episode of inside edition? i noticed your post is no longer up and she wasn't on the show on monday...

At 10:04 AM, Blogger BasketCases said...

We haven't heard anything official, but the BasketCases' theory is that Inside Edition has a quota of just one "prego" story per week. And we suspect that IE decided that their viewership would be more interested in the feature they ran on Pregnant Belly Dancers than a story about a successful young coach balancing the challenges of preparing her team for another championship run while carrying twins. Just our guess. :-)


At 1:47 PM, Anonymous Queenie said...

I'm inclined to believe this whole thing with the 2s is left over from your most recent draft pick, the young lady who wore #22 in red and black and wears #2 in the tropical Skittles motif.

Or I could be trying too hard.

At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, I think KT is a superstar in the making. One great thing about women's college basketball is that the women aren't tempted to jump ship before their senior year like the men are. Heck the men wouldn't even play a freshmen season if the rules didn't force them to.

Hats off by the way to Coach Williams for defeating another #1 ranked team. Too bad they couldn't hold on to the lead vs. Duke. It seems the men and the women swapped wins/losses vs. Duke/North Carolina.


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