The Washington Times - December 8, 2011, 11:39AM

To answer a question from last night, Maryland’s 77-74 defeat of Mount St. Mary’s on Wednesday did not draw the smallest crowd in Comcast Center history.

That honor still belongs to the Terrapins’ 2006 NIT game against Manhattan on a Saturday morning at the start of spring break.

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It was not the smallest regular season crowd in the building’s 10-season history. Two games to start the 2006-07 season hold that distinction.

But both of those games were part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, and neither was included in the season ticket package that season.

So here’s what can be said about Wednesday’s gathering of 9,875: It was the smallest crowd in a regular season game included in the season ticket package since Comcast Center opened in 2002 – and by more than 1,800. Overall, it was the building’s fifth-smallest crowd.

The rundown (*-not included in season ticket package):

4,761: Manhattan, March 18, 2006 (NIT)

7,148: Hampton, Nov. 7, 2006*
7,318: Vermont, Nov. 8, 2006*
7,407: Oral Roberts, March 16, 2005 (NIT)

9,875: Mount St. Mary’s, Dec. 7, 2011

10,608: Texas Christian, March 26, 2005 (NIT)

11,689: NJIT, Dec. 22, 2010

12,069: Elon, Nov. 26, 2010
12,080: Florida Gulf Coast, Nov. 25, 2011
12,126: Davidson, March 23, 2005 (NIT)
12,178: Delaware State, Nov, 23, 2010
12,788: UNC Greensboro, Dec. 8, 2010
12,814: Colgate, Jan. 4, 2011
12,873: UNC Wilmington, Nov. 13, 2011

Patrick Stevens