The Washington Times - January 3, 2009, 08:36PM

Today’s Maryland-Charlotte game offered a good reason why plus-minus isn’t always to be trusted on a single-game basis.

Sean Mosley and Cliff Tucker, who were absolutely crucial to the Terrapins erasing a double-digit deficit, happened to be on the floor for much of the final moments. Charlotte also scored the final eight points, turning an 18-point rout into a 10-point … well, comfortable victory.

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But the stats for those reserves takes a hit just because they were on the floor in garbage time.

Over the course of a season, this should iron itself out. On one day, it skews the numbers a bit.

That’s why it’s worth noting Mosley was +17 until late, that Tucker was a sound +3 until the closing minutes, and that Braxton Dupree tossed up a +4 in the first half.

Anyway, here’s the full rundown of the entire roster:

Player vs. CHAR   
Season Per minute
1-Milbourne +22 +107 0.32
4-Dupree -7 -4 -0.02
5-Hayes +4 +143 0.36
11-Kim -5 +12 0.15
14-Mosley +10 +34 0.16
21-Vasquez +10 +150 0.35
22-Bowie +8 +157 0.50
23-Pearman 
DNP +4 0.57
24-Tucker -2 +12 0.07
25-Goins INJ +7 0.78
32-Burney INJ +19 0.40
33-Gregory +5 +86 0.46
35-Neal +5 +103 0.40

Patrick Stevens