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By Gary LambrechtDon Markus and Gary LambrechtDon Markus,Sun Staff Writer | April 28, 1994
Sarunas Jasikevicius remembers when Maryland grabbed his attention. It was the day the Terps opened the 1993-94 season with an overtime victory against Georgetown.Jasikevicius began following the Terps after that, watching them all the way to the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 round. By that time, Maryland had returned the favor by pursuing Jasikevicius.Yesterday, the Terps gained a promising shooting guard when Jasikevicius signed a letter of intent to come to College Park this fall."Maryland is a great team in a great conference.
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Moves Baseball MLB -- Suspended Braves P Rafael Soriano four games for intentionally hitting Marlins IF Dan Uggla with pitch Monday. Fined and suspended Orioles OF Jay Payton two games for inappropriate actions against Yankees on Monday and Wednesday. REDS-- Recalled P Homer Bailey from Single-A Sarasota. Basketball BUCKS -- Matched Heat's offer sheet for G Charlie Bell on five-year contract. WARRIORS -- Waived G Sarunas Jasikevicius (Maryland). College FLORIDA A&M -- Named Eugene Harris men's basketball coach.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | December 30, 1994
COLLEGE PARK -- First, there was the raccoon that turned out to be a squirrel. Then there was that underwater-looking-at-the-fishes thing that turned out to be snorkeling. Then came that one day in practice, when Sarunas Jasikevicius froze on an inbounds pass and screamed."We don't know what he screamed," said Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams, smiling. "But it must have been a Lithuanian word for frustration. Everyone laughed."Everyone likes the 6-foot-4 freshman from Kaunas, Lithuania.
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By DON MARKUS and DON MARKUS,SUN REPORTER | October 31, 2005
Indianapolis -- As he finished an interview one morning last week at Conseco Fieldhouse, Sarunas Jasikevicius excused himself politely. The whirlpool awaited, and Jasikevicius was in a bit of a hurry to get there ahead of his new teammates with the Indiana Pacers. "Before the veterans," he said with a smirk. Four months shy of his 30th birthday, Jasikevicius is quickly learning the rules of being an NBA rookie. With the Pacers, it also means carrying the bags of the veterans off the team bus before games and bringing them doughnuts before practice.
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By LAURA VECSEY | August 22, 2004
ATHENS -- An answer to the question "Whose game is it anyway?" was furnished last night, courtesy of a dead-eye Lithuanian guard. Sarunas Jasikevicius single-handedly shot down the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team like a latter-day Sarunas Marciulionis, scoring 11 of Lithuania's last 12 points for a 94-90 win. Don't call it an upset. Jasikevicius' reward, if you can call it that, was to endure a string of remedial questions from the not-so-international media. Hey, do you still have nightmares about that three-pointer you missed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics that would have given Lithuania the win over the U.S. team in the semifinals?
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By Paul McMullen and Kent Baker and Paul McMullen and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | March 15, 1998
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Next up for Maryland is the All-American backcourt of Arizona's Mike Bibby and Miles Simon, and being shortchanged in comparisons is nothing new for the Terps' Terrell Stokes and Sarunas Jasikevicius.In the first round of the NCAA tournament, Maryland beat a guard-oriented Utah State team. In the second round yesterday, the Terps were up against one of the best backcourts in the Big Ten, and Jasikevicius and Stokes outscored Illinois' Kevin Turner and Matt Heldman, 30-19.
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By Roch Eric Kubatko and Roch Eric Kubatko,SUN STAFF | December 3, 1996
COLLEGE PARK -- Chicago State coach Craig Hodges missed last night's game against Maryland after being granted a leave of absence. Maybe he knew what was coming.The first meeting between these schools produced the Terrapins' third blowout this season. Junior guard Sarunas Jasikevicius scored a career-high 20 points, sophomore guard Laron Profit grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds to go with 13 points, and Maryland took a 94-44 victory before an announced crowd of 10,602 at Cole Field House.
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By DON MARKUS and DON MARKUS,SUN REPORTER | October 31, 2005
Indianapolis -- As he finished an interview one morning last week at Conseco Fieldhouse, Sarunas Jasikevicius excused himself politely. The whirlpool awaited, and Jasikevicius was in a bit of a hurry to get there ahead of his new teammates with the Indiana Pacers. "Before the veterans," he said with a smirk. Four months shy of his 30th birthday, Jasikevicius is quickly learning the rules of being an NBA rookie. With the Pacers, it also means carrying the bags of the veterans off the team bus before games and bringing them doughnuts before practice.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | November 20, 1996
COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams continues to tinker with his lineup, but he keeps reaching the same conclusion: the Terrapins seem to play their best when Sarunas Jasikevicius is on the court.After starting at shooting guard for Laron Profit in the team's first exhibition game last week, the junior guard from Lithuania started for Terrell Stokes at the point against Court Authority last night at Cole Field House.Jasikevicius, a spotty player his first two seasons, continued to make his points for Williams to find him time this season.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | July 26, 2005
Former Maryland guard Sarunas Jasikevicius, a collegiate role player who became a pro star in Europe, has agreed to a three-year contract with the Indiana Pacers, according to his agent. The deal is reportedly worth $12 million for Jasikevicius, 29, who has won three consecutive Euroleague championships, including the past two with Maccabi Tel Aviv, and earned Most Valuable Player honors during this year's finals. He's probably best known, however, for his performance during the 2004 Olympics in Athens, scoring 28 points and making three key three-pointers down the stretch in a 94-90 upset of the United States.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | July 26, 2005
Former Maryland guard Sarunas Jasikevicius, a collegiate role player who became a pro star in Europe, has agreed to a three-year contract with the Indiana Pacers, according to his agent. The deal is reportedly worth $12 million for Jasikevicius, 29, who has won three consecutive Euroleague championships, including the past two with Maccabi Tel Aviv, and earned Most Valuable Player honors during this year's finals. He's probably best known, however, for his performance during the 2004 Olympics in Athens, scoring 28 points and making three key three-pointers down the stretch in a 94-90 upset of the United States.
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By LAURA VECSEY | August 22, 2004
ATHENS -- An answer to the question "Whose game is it anyway?" was furnished last night, courtesy of a dead-eye Lithuanian guard. Sarunas Jasikevicius single-handedly shot down the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team like a latter-day Sarunas Marciulionis, scoring 11 of Lithuania's last 12 points for a 94-90 win. Don't call it an upset. Jasikevicius' reward, if you can call it that, was to endure a string of remedial questions from the not-so-international media. Hey, do you still have nightmares about that three-pointer you missed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics that would have given Lithuania the win over the U.S. team in the semifinals?
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | June 20, 2004
You could start an NBA All-Star Game with the Americans who aren't going to the 2004 Olympics. Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter, Kevin Garnett, Jason Kidd and Shaquille O'Neal aren't going to Greece. Ray Allen, Mike Bibby, Karl Malone, Tracy McGrady and Jermaine O'Neal have also begged off. Their excuses range from court dates to birthing plans to fear and loathing of spending a good chunk of the offseason in what could be a very hot spot. Take away veterans like Tim Duncan and Allen Iverson, and this Olympic squad could be as young as some of the U.S. teams that had military men and true amateurs spicing the mix of collegians.
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By John Eisenberg | September 30, 2000
SYDNEY, Australia - He didn't have enough time to settle his feet, square up and shoot. If he had, Sarunas Jasikevicius, the former University of Maryland basketball star, might well have nailed the 23-foot jumper he needed to make to complete one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history last night. "Unfortunately, I just had enough time to throw up a prayer," Jasikevicius said. "That was a one-in-a-million shot." Had it gone in, a young Lithuanian team without a single player drawing an NBA paycheck would have beaten the formidable collection of NBA stars who make up the United States team, with Jasikevicius improbably leading the way. "We had them, no question about it," Jasikevicius said some 12 hours later, before an afternoon practice today in Sydney.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | September 29, 2000
SYDNEY, Australia - Some of their fans still wear tie-dye, a vestige of the 1992 Olympics, when the men's basketball team from Lithuania received financial backing from the Grateful Dead and won the bronze medal. U.S. coach Rudy Tomjanovich said that the Americans are facing a veteran Lithuanian team in today's semifinals, but the opponent's point guard is nearly as green as the team's uniforms. "I've always wanted to be a point guard," Sarunas Jasikevicius said. "I wanted to play that at Maryland, but we had some good guys at the position there."
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By John Eisenberg | March 20, 1998
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Rodney Elliott stared at a copy of the box score and shook his head."You have to play a whole game, not half a game," he said.That's what cost Maryland in its NCAA West Regional semifinal against Arizona last night at the Arrowhead Pond."
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | February 8, 1997
"TC CLEMSON, S.C. -- From the time he came to Maryland three years ago, Sarunas Jasikevicius has been stereotyped as a standstill jump shooter. Though his game has expanded along with his playing time, it is his sweet, fluid stroke that separates Jasikevicius from nearly every one of his teammates.Jasikevicius doesn't agree with being classified this way, but the 6-foot-4 guard from Lithuania certainly understands it. Nor does Jasikevicius agree with the assessment that he is in a shooting slump, but he understands that, too. "Every good shooter is going to have periods when they struggle," Jasikevicius said Thursday.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | February 11, 1998
COLLEGE PARK -- When you have kissed your parents and homeland farewell at age 18, the fate of a basketball game in your palms doesn't make them sweaty."
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 18, 1998
COLLEGE PARK -- Sarunas Jasikevicius used to call his toes fingers. Obinna Ekezie bungled a phrase two years ago, but responded to his teammates' derision with some incredibly untrashy talk."
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 16, 1998
On Jan. 3, Maryland was run off its own court by Duke, and there were plenty of questions about the Terps. Just about every answer Gary Williams has received since then, however, has been positive.The Terps won five of their next six games to take command of third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. There was another ugly loss at Duke, but Maryland since has gone 9-3, and you have to search back to 1983-84, when Len Bias led them to their last ACC championship, to find a stronger stretch drive by the Terps.
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