Silencing His Critics

Gary Williams seems to thrive when the pressure mounts

Men's Ncaa Tournament

March 13, 2007|By Don Markus | Don Markus,Sun reporter

COLLEGE PARK — COLLEGE PARK-- --Five years after coaching Maryland to the national championship, not much has changed for - or about - Gary Williams. At 62, he still can be combative and thin-skinned, and he usually is at his best when things appear at their worst.

A little more than a month ago, his Terrapins were 3-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference and seemed destined for their third straight appearance in the National Invitation Tournament. Williams was once again being skewered on radio talk shows and Internet message boards.

MARYLAND VS. DAVIDSON Midwest Regional first round, HSBC Arena, Buffalo, N.Y.; Thursday, 12:20 p.m.; chs. 13, 9; 1300 AM, 105.7 FM Line: Maryland by 7

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