CLEMSON, S.C. --- Jordan Williams had the best night of any player in a 62-53 loss at Clemson.
He probably summed it up best, too.
"We weren’t ourselves out there today," Williams said. "It was a whole bunch of small stuff causing a big problem. That was the main thing."
It was probably more like a whole bunch of medium-sized stuff causing huge problems. But he was thinking along the right lines.
Landon Milbourne had a dreadful matchup with Trevor Booker and managed little all night.
Greivis Vasquez committed a career-high nine turnovers, bested by a plucky sophomore named Tanner Smith.
Eric Hayes had moments where it seemed he'd never attempted to make a pass before. Those moments came and went, but when they occurred they were thoroughly unproductive.
Sean Mosley wandered into foul trouble in the second half and wasn't the same defensive presence toward the end of the game.
And seemingly no one other than Williams seemed able to make many shots.
This isn't, as Hayes pointed out, the end of the world. Maryland (14-6, 4-2 ACC) just played its first bad game in a month, and still had a chance to beat a team that's floated in and out of the national rankings until the final three minutes.
So there's no questioning it wasn't a good night for Maryland. Based on the start of conference play, there's no need to make more of it than it was --- an encounter with a much more athletic team that caused a remarkable degree of defensive mayhem. At least until the Terps play at Florida State on Thursday.