CHARLOTTESVILLE --- Maryland held a 24-point advantage in the 21 minutes Pe'Shon Howard was on the floor on Thursday.
It had an even split without him.
That was by far the most interesting bit of data stemming from Maryland's substitution patterns in a 66-42 defeat of Virginia at John Paul Jones Arena.
More after the jump.
The eyeball test said Howard played one of his most effective games of the season. The stats clearly agreed.
The interesting flipside to this is Howard and Terrell Stoglin were never on the court at the same time.
Is there anything long-term to read into this? Probably not. Both freshmen were going to have their ups and downs this season. This just happened to be Howard's biggest up; his previous best in this category was plus-21 against Seattle in the season.