Maryland guard Pe’Shon Howard had nine rebounds and five assists in Saturday’s 75-63 victory over Samford.
The rebounding total was the most by a Maryland guard since Sean Mosley had 13 against Wake Forest in January 2010.
Howard also became the 13th different Terrapin guard since 1998-99 to lead the team in assists and rebounds in the same game.
Unsurprisingly, Greivis Vasquez had the most such games in that stretch —- 18, three times as many as anyone else.
A few interesting tidbits from the research:
* Of the 45 times a Maryland guard has led or shared the team lead in rebounds or assists since 1998-99, 10 of them have come against Duke (including two guys sharing the lead in both categories in Maryland’s blowout loss in Durham in 2009).
* It’s happened twice in the ACC tournament in that span, but not once in the NCAA tournament.
* In addition to the ugly ‘09 loss at Duke, the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in 2001 and a pummeling against North Carolina in 2005 are on the list. So is Maryland’s home rout of North Carolina in 2002 (aka The Year Carolina Was Bad).
* Naturally, Vasquez’s triple-double (2009 vs. North Carolina) is on the list as well.
The rundown of Maryland guards at least sharing the team lead in both rebounds and assists over the last 14 years:
18: Greivis Vasquez (2-28-07 at Duke, 1-2-08 vs. Savannah State, 2-9-08 vs. N.C. State, 2-20-08 vs. Virginia Tech, 2-23-08 at Miami, 3-2-08 vs. Clemson, 11-14-08 vs. Bucknell, 11-18-08 vs. Youngstown State, 12-3-08 vs. Michigan, 12-7-08 vs. George Washington, 12-12-08 vs. Delaware State, 1-31-09 vs. Miami, 2-21-09 vs. North Carolina, 2-25-09 vs. Duke, 3-14-09 vs. Duke, 12-22-09 vs. Winston-Salem State, 2-4-10 at Florida State, 2-13-10 at Duke)
6: Steve Blake (12-23-00 vs. Norfolk State, 2-14-01 vs. Florida State, 1-9-02 vs. North Carolina, 2-27-02 at Florida State, 2-2-03 vs. Loyola, 2-19-03 at Duke)
4: John Gilchrist (2-22-04 at Duke, 12-19-04 vs. Florida State, 1-26-05 at Duke, 2-22-05 vs. Clemson)
4: Chris McCray (12-6-03 vs. Gonzaga, 2-1-04 vs. N.C. State, 1-8-05 at North Carolina, 1-4-06 vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi)
3: D.J. Strawberry (2-22-06 at Florida State, 3-10-06 vs. Boston College, 11-20-06 vs. Winthrop)
2: Adrian Bowie (1-3-09 vs. Charlotte, 1-24-09 at Duke)
2: Sean Mosley (1-24-09 at Duke, 2-8-09 at Georgia Tech)
1: Steve Francis (12-19-98 vs. Princeton)
1: Terrell Stokes (2-3-99 at Duke)
1: Drew Nicholas (1-11-03 vs. Florida State)
1: Mike Jones (3-5-06 at Virginia)
1: Nick Faust (12-7-11 vs. Mount St. Mary’s)
1: Pe’Shon Howard (12-31-11 vs. Samford)
—- Patrick Stevens