Duke Vs. Maryland: Terrapins Honor Gary Williams As They Face Blue Devils

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 11: Head coach Gary Williams of the Maryland Terrapins calls a play during the first half of the game against the Duke Blue Devils in the quarterfinals of the 2011 ACC men's basketball tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum on March 11, 2011 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Terps will name the court after Gary Williams before facing the hated Blue Devils of Duke at the Comcast Center on Wednesday night.

In any given year, the home game against Duke is the biggest game of the year for the Maryland Terrapins. Add in the fact that the Terps will be naming their court after and honoring legendary coach Gary Williams, and this is a must see game for Terps past and present. Te game starts at 9 and can be seen on ESPN, but I would recommend trying to tune in earlier in case the network shows the court-naming ceremony.

Once we get past that ceremony, which figures to be pretty emotional, the Terps will face a pretty tough test against the Blue Devils. For more on that matchup, and Duke's beatability, here is our Maryland blog Testudo Times.

Duke is as bad as they've been in years, sure, but that's still not all that bad. They enter the game 16-3 with wins over Kansas and Michigan State. Of course, they also got pounded by Ohio State, lost to Temple in Philly, only beat Virginia by 3 in Cameron, and did just lose to Florida State. All of those teams are much better than Maryland, but it should be an indication that, no, they're not unbeatable.

Hopefully the honoring of Gary Williams gives these guys an emotional charge and leads to a win over Duke. I'm sure it will be nice to see his name on the Court, but a win is what Gary wants most, I'm sure.

We'll have plenty more on this game throughout the day, so keep it locked to this StoryStream. For more on the Terps, please head over to the aforementioned Testudo Times. And for more on this and every College basketball game, check out the SB Nation college basketball hub.

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