The Washington Times - December 27, 2008, 05:31PM

On a single-game basis, the plus-minus stat isn’t always reliable.

It’s fair to say, however, it was accurate today at Comcast Center.

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Maryland played well when its starters were on the floor. It looked haphazard when the subs entered en masse.

As a result, guys like Landon Milbourne and Dave Neal far exceeded the game’s 21-point margin despite playing only 26 and 25 minutes, respectively.

Their counterparts on the bench, Dino Gregory and Braxton Dupree, balanced them out precisely.

Relying on five guys is what caused problems for Maryland last season. The Terps would be well-served if this isn’t a harbinger of January and February, regardless of the comfy 72-51 margin against Bryant.

Playervs. BU 
SeasonPer minute
1-Milbourne+32+820.29
4-Dupree-11-21-0.14
5-Hayes+24+1200.36
11-Kim0+130.17
14-Mosley-3+30.02
21-Vasquez+16+1170.32
22-Bowie+29+1290.49
23-Pearman 
+2+61.00
24-Tucker-5+140.10
25-GoinsINJ+70.78
32-BurneyINJ+190.40
33-Gregory-11+630.41
35-Neal+32+980.45

Patrick Stevens