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Gary Williams Court Christened, Former Maryland Basketball Coach Thanks Players, Fans And Students

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Many fans call the Comcast Center the "House that Gary Built." On Wednesday, before a game against rival Duke, Gary Williams saw his name painted on to the court, cementing his future legacy as a Hall of Fame coach of the Maryland Terrapins.

The ceremony to honor Williams featured Terps luminaries in the crowd like Juan Dixon and Walt Williams, along with current Maryland administrators and athletic director Kevin Anderson. The roar of the crowd reached its apex when Gary Williams emerged from the tunnel and walked to the court.

As his customary practice, Williams shot up a triumphant, proud fist into the air. The packed Comcast Center responded with reckless cheer. The tone for the night was set.

Speaking to reporters after the brief on-court ceremony, Williams said he gave his fist pump a "B+" acknowledging that he was slightly out of practice. For the crowd, huddled into a rocking Comcast Center, the fist was more than an A+. it was the culmination of the House that Gary Built.

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