NEW YORK --- Thursday night's outlier in plus-minus was on the minus end.
Friday, it went the other way.
Dino Gregory played 31 minutes, during which time Maryland outscored Illinois by 12.
In the nine minutes he was on the bench, the Illini held a 16-point edge.
That's considerable. An investigation after the chart.
A look at the stretches Gregory sat:
Departed at 13:01 with a 14-14 tie, returned at 7:44 with a 26-19 deficit.
(TIME: 5:17; +/-: -7)
Departed at 4:15 with a 28-28 tie,returned at 3:27 with a 31-28 deficit.
(TIME: 0:47, +/-: -3)
Departed at 1:46 with a 34-32 deficit, sat the rest of the half, which ended with a 40-36 deficit.
(TIME: 1:46; +/-: -2)
Departed at 13:57 with a 52-47 deficit, returned at 12:10 with a 58-49 deficit.
(TIME: 1:47, +/-: -4)
So overall, that's 9:27 time on the bench for the senior, during which Maryland was outscored 27-11.
Gregory, it should be noted, recorded his first career double-double in the loss, which makes his value even easier to quantify than it usually is. But it's clear that, for whatever reason, the Terps really missed him when he wasn't on the court against the Illini.