Down seven with 3:24 remaining in regulation, the Terps scored the game’s last 14 points to complete a come-from-behind win Saturday night over conference foe Michigan State. Maryland’s senior point guard Anthony Cowan had the team’s final 11 points, hitting three consecutive 3-pointers and a pair of free throws.
Hall of Fame coach Gary Williams joined Monday’s The Doc and Galdi Show on the Team 980/95.9 FM and compares Anthony Cowan’s confidence in big moments to that of his former players in Juan Dixon and Greivis Vasquez.
“You develop a certain toughness in your game by how much time you put in the gym,” Williams started. “The great thing about him [Cowan] when he gets into these situations, he doesn’t hesitate. You can see it that he believes every time he shoots the ball, say it’s a one point game 10 seconds left, he really believes the ball is going into the basket. That’s what you want.”
After Saturday’s big road win, Cowan says he and his teammates still have a lot more work to do.
Al Galdi asks Williams if this Maryland team is poised for a Final Four run.
“You never know,” Williams admits. “In 2001, when we won, we were relatively young and we didn’t have a great middle of the year. This team reminds me a little of that in that they’re mentally tough, that they don’t quit. They’ve been in tough situations where they’ve been down or they haven’t scored and they’ve managed to come out of it. So they’ve certainly laid the ground work and worked hard enough to be that type of team.”
Maryland’s plays again Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. as last-place Northwestern comes to town. Full coverage right here on the Team 980 and 95.9 FM.