Maryland used its fifth starting lineup in nine games today, and inevitably the question came up afterward about what prompted three guys coming in (Adrian Bowie, Terrell Stoglin and Hauk Palsson) and three guys heading out (Cliff Tucker, Pe'Shon Howard and Sean Mosley) today.
Stoglin had served his punishment for being late to a team function. Tucker's start was matchup-based on Thursday against Virginia Tech.
And as for the Palsson/Mosley swap?
"I just thought Hauk would give us energy at the start of a game," coach Gary Williams said. "We had 36 hours from the end of the Virginia Tech game to try to figure out a way to get things fired up a little bit. I thought Hauk did a good job coming in when he did [with] the way he started the game and got us flying."
Palsson had three points and two rebounds in 12 minutes.
Mosley had nine points, three rebounds and three assists in 20 minutes, his fourth-lowest minutes total of the season (behind the Maine, Temple and Villanova games).
And chances are very, very good this isn't the last postgame entry this season about a reshuffled lineup.