The Washington Times - December 12, 2009, 09:16PM

You know who was really valuable for Maryland today?

Eric Hayes.

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The senior took a seat with Maryland up 24-8. A little more than a minute later, he was back – but the Terps had just allowed eight straight points.

The next time he sat down, Maryland was up 55-50. A couple minutes passed before he returned; in that time, Eastern Kentucky closed within 57-55.

So in the first 36 minutes, the Terps held a 73-55 edge when Hayes was in, and trailed 13-2 when he wasn’t.

That certainly isn’t an end-all, be-all. But Hayes was solid, yet again, rolling up 16 points and five assists in another Hayes-like outing.

He doesn’t lead the Terps in season-long plus-minus – that honor goes to Sean Mosley – but few players have demonstrated their value so consistently this season than the senior.

Onto the chart …

Player EKU     Season  
Per Min.   
1-Milbourne +18
+89 0.33
5-Hayes +24
+94 0.33
11-Choi -5
+2 0.05
14-Mosley +8
+100 0.35
15-Levent DNP +3 0.43
20-Williams +1
+66 0.33
21-Vasquez  
+5
+80 0.29
22-Bowie 0 +47 0.34
23-Pearman DNP +4 0.44
24-Tucker +2 +36 0.31
25-Goins INJ -1 -0.25
33-Gregory +4 +4 0.12
35-Padgett DNP
+53 0.40

 

Patrick Stevens