(House of Representatives - February 08, 1995)

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[Pages H1436-H1437]
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  (Mr. HOYER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. HOYER. Mr. Speaker, This morning there is a cloud in the Carolina 
blue sky. Last night, as the final buzzer sounded and the frenzied fans 
spilled onto the basketball court, the scoreboard flashed--number one 
North Carolina 73, and the mighty Maryland Terrapins 86.
  [[Page H1437]] With Smith slam-dunking, Simpkins soaring, Booth 
blasting-off, Hipp hopping and Rhodes rising to the occasion, the Terps 
beat an equally impressive North Carolina team.
  Under the amazing coaching of Gary Williams, the Terrapins beat the 
top-ranked team in the Nation for the first time since 1986. We play 
them at least two times every year. They beat a North Carolina team, 
coached by the legendary Dean Smith, who, year after year, has produced 
champion basketball players.
  From last year's sweet sixteen team to this year's top ten rankings 
and a tie for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference, there is 
only one word to describe Maryland basketball--awesome.
  Michael Wilbon of the Washington Post called it a night to remember. 
If last night's caliber of play by the mighty Maryland Terrapins is any 
indication of what we will be seeing in the near future, there are 
going to be many nights to remember for the players and fans of 
Maryland basketball.
  Mr. HAYES. Mr. Speaker, if the gentleman will yield, is this an 
apology to the District for redistricting Mr. McMillen out of Congress?
  Mr. HOYER. Mr. McMillen has been redistricted out of Congress, but he 
was five seats from me cheering on the Terrapins.
  Mr. WATT of North Carolina. Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield?
  Mr. HOYER. I yield to the gentleman from North Carolina.
  Mr. WATT of North Carolina. Mr. Speaker, I move that these slanderous 
words be immediately taken down.
  Mr. Speaker, I withdraw my motion.