The Terrapins shoot 48% from the field. Their season average 26% 3 point shooting goes out the window and they shoot 39% from 3 point land. They nearly matched the Hokies on rebounds (28-26) and they shot 92% from the free throw line AS A TEAM. And they went on to beat the Hokies 83-73 in a game the Terps never trailed.
The Hokies did not play well. They made a few runs, but Malcolm Delaney is obviously the key to this entire offense and he had a bad day. However, that does not excuse the fact that the Hokie defense was a complete and utter embarrrassment. Ok, so there's nothing Tech could do about Maryland's high free throw shooting percentage (which was a total anomaly), but still, Maryland had no business shooting the ball as well from the field and the 3 point line as they did. There were too many easy buckets.
Of course, in this case, Maryland had to win or be essentially eliminated from NCAA tournament consideration. As a result, yesterday they played with far more desperation and desire than Tech did. Now the Hokies had better find a way to win on the road at Virginia or they are going to find themselves in the same desperate spot. Of course after watching the way Maryland played in that situation, maybe that's not such a bad thing.