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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Cliff Tucker
While Jimmy Patsos uncorked a virtuoso postgame news conference when Loyola won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title last week, Shane Walker was transfixed by something far less animated than his gregarious coach.
He's wearing No. 88, has a helmet and pads and is returning to a sport he hasn't played since high school.
Maryland's chronic issue for four months, the one thing the Terrapins never could solve, was an inability to finish what it started. No surprise, then, the Terps finished exactly as they started in their first tests in November -- receding in the final minutes against a talented team.
Virginia Tech opened the game with a 12-0 run, got a career-high 24 points from Erick Green and coasted to a 74-57 victory over Maryland on Thursday night.
Kyle Singler had 25 points and a season-high 10 rebounds, and No. 1 Duke beat Maryland 71-64 on Sunday night to extend its winning streak to 25.
Playing at home against plodding Delaware State is nothing like facing a Top 25 team at Madison Square Garden, so it was only natural for Maryland to experience a letdown against the Hornets.
Landon Milbourne leafed through a catalog in the preseason and caught his first glimpse of Maryland's yellow jerseys.
"That's the story of our season," senior guard Cliff Tucker said. "We were like that all year. I wish we could have figured it out early in the season how to close games. Today [it was] turnovers, missed rebounds, bad defense. It just killed us toward the end."
"If we'd have played a tougher team the way we played against Delaware State, we probably would have lost the game," Tucker said. "Coach wants us to have the mentality that we play the same way against every team. Today, we didn't do that."