No one was going to read this on conference championship Sunday, so it seemed like a good idea to hold off on posting it for a day.
Then again, considering how Maryland's 62-52 loss to North Carolina unfolded, maybe it won't get read a whole lot today, either.
Nonetheless, a few takeaways ...
* It isn't easy to register a plus-11 over 28 minutes of a game your team loses by 10. But that's what Charles Mitchell managed for the Terrapins. Mitchell wasn't on the floor for North Carolina's opening burst, checked out just before the Tar Heels made a run at the end of the first half and played most of the second half (though he missed a 5-0 Carolina spurt).
* Pe'Shon Howard was minus-12 in 14 minutes, not a huge surprise given his seven turnovers.
* Nick Faust was minus-12 in the first half and plus-12 in the second half.
* Not so much a plus-minus stat, but James Padgett logged only six minutes. It was his least amount of playing time since a five-minute stint in the 2011 ACC quarterfinals against Duke --- a span of 50 games.
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--- Patrick Stevens