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:

Player VT
ACC   
Per Min.   
Season     Per Min.   
4-Susskind DNP    


-3 -0.50
5-Faust -1 -37
-0.33 -42 -0.08
10-Weijs +3 +16 0.42 +43 0.18
11-Parker -6 -33 -0.42 -29 -0.08
12-Stoglin +4 +2
0.01 +56 0.09
13-Richmond    
INJ
-2 -0.17
14-Mosley +5 +17
0.09 +8 0.01
15-Barks DNP
+1 0.13
21-Howard +3 +12 0.06 +11 0.03
22-Dillard DNP -5 -5.00
23-Auslander DNP
-7 -0.09
24-Thomas DNP
-14 -0.24
25-Len +7 +14 0.11 +45 0.21
30-Pankey -4 -38
-0.30 -99 -0.23
35-Padgett +9 -13
-0.09 +2 0.004

Patrick Stevens