TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --- Greivis Vasquez didn't try to get the second word. Or third word. Or fourth word.
He settled for the last one in the face of arguably the nastiest crowd he's seen in his career.
It was certainly the most mean-spirited opposing student section he's dealt with this year.
And after scoring 23 points in a 71-67 victory, Vasquez offered a take that only he could.
“The fans here were crazy, the craziest I’ve ever had since N.C. State,” Vasquez said. “They were being racist, they were talking about deporting me and sending me back home, calling me Mexican when I’m Venezuelan. It was pretty bad, so they deserved to lose. That’s why they lost. I showed up like I showed up, like I’m the best player on the court and they have to take it like that.”
That's one heck of a last word. And it will have to do from the Tucker Center, where Maryland emerged at 15-6 overall and 5-2 in the ACC.