Maryland Coach Unhappy About UNC Dunk
North Carolina forward John Henson’s decision to dunk the ball against Maryland Saturday with one second left in a game the Tar Heels led by seven points did not sit well with the Terps.
“I didn’t like the dunk,” Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said, according to the Baltimore Sun. “Coach (Roy Williams) knows that.”
Terps G Terrell Stoglin agreed: “I felt it was a bad play, personally.”
The dunk was greeted with boos from Maryland fans at the Comcast Center.
Williams, who was Turgeon’s boss at Kansas from 1988 to 1992, said he would have preferred that Henson let the clock run out.
“It’s not a big deal – they’re kids,” Williams said. “I probably would have liked it better if John hadn’t gone in and dunked it. The guy was trying to block his shot. If they were standing out at the center line I would have really been disappointed at John. That’s because of my feelings for Turge that I didn’t want it to end like that.”
Henson said “instinct kind of kicked in,” according to The Herald-Sun of Durham, N.C. “I’m happy with the decision — he’d (Maryland C Alex Len) been blocking my shot all night. It was good to get at least one shot through.”
Len ended the game, which the Tar Heels won 83-74, with four blocks.
Does it make it ok for Michael Jordan to do though? Same teams…