The Washington Times - January 31, 2012, 10:57AM

Alex Len might not be playing well of late.

Maryland still played well with him on the floor on Saturday.

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Granted, he was nowhere to be seen when Virginia Tech narrowed a double-digit margin in the final five minutes of what wound up a 73-69 Maryland win. But take a look at his stints on the floor and how the Terrapins fared:

15:54 to 11:01 (1H): Terps 10-9 (from 8-2 to 18-11)
7:12 to 5:50 (1H): Tied 2-2 (from 24-13 to 26-15)
3:50 to 1:38 (1H): Terps 4-0 (from 28-19 to 32-19)

14:11 to 9:34 (2H): Terps 15-13 (from 36-29 to 51-42)

Total: Terps 31-24 over 13:04

What’s interesting here is even though Len made his biggest difference on defense early in the season, his presence coincided with better offense from Maryland on Saturday.

Consider:

Percentage of Maryland’s minutes played by Len: 32.7
Percentage of Maryland’s scoring while Len played: 42.5
Percentage of Virginia Tech’s scoring while Len played: 34.8

Of course, it’s just one game. But it’s curious nonetheless.

The full rundown:

PlayerVT
ACC   
Per Min.   
Season    Per Min.   
4-SusskindDNP    


-3-0.50
5-Faust-1-37
-0.33-42-0.08
10-Weijs+3+160.42+430.18
11-Parker-6-33-0.42-29-0.08
12-Stoglin+4+2
0.01+560.09
13-Richmond    
INJ
-2-0.17
14-Mosley+5+17
0.09+80.01
15-BarksDNP
+10.13
21-Howard+3+120.06+110.03
22-DillardDNP-5-5.00
23-AuslanderDNP
-7-0.09
24-ThomasDNP
-14-0.24
25-Len+7+140.11+450.21
30-Pankey-4-38
-0.30-99-0.23
35-Padgett+9-13
-0.09+20.004

Patrick Stevens