COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Gary Williams recorded his 19th victory as Maryland's coach over a top-5 opponent via Saturday’s 88-85 overtime victory against No. 3 UNC.
Five have come against Roy Williams — two at Kansas, three at North Carolina. According to Patrick Stevens’ Washington Times blog, that means Ol’ Roy has almost caught Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has lost to Gary-coached Maryland when the Blue Devils were ranked in the top 5.
NO FIFTH YEAR FOR FRASOR: UNC senior guard Bobby Frasor said the NCAA has denied his final appeal for a fifth year of eligibility. He was trying to get another season after missing most of last year because of knee surgery.
LOTS OF SHOTS: Roy Williams said he’d like to look at the game film before assessing whether point guard Ty Lawson was forcing his shot against the Terps. The junior had a career-high 20 shot attempts; he made eight.
"The shots I did shoot I think were open shots except for one,’’ Lawson said. “but other than that I don't feel I forced any shots."
WHERE ARE THE FREEBIES? UNC forward Tyler Hansbrough — known for drawing fouls and hitting free throws — made 3 of 4 free throws on Saturday, marking the fifth straight game the senior has attempted a single-digit number of foul shots.
Last season, he attempted 13.7 free throws per game.
“I haven’t really pinpointed anything, necessarily, with why I’m not going to the line,’’ he said. “Maybe it’s me.
Asked if it’s a concern, he said: "No, I'm not concerned about that right now. I just want to win ball games."