- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 6, 2005

Yesterday at Convocation Center in Coral Gables, Fla.

KEY NUMBER

20.6 Field goal percentage for Miami in the first half.

KEY TO THE GAME

The Terps’ 19 turnovers proved decisive. Breakdowns on simple passes prevented Maryland from running freely or ever gaining momentum. They were caught in a half-court offense with no way to penetrate.

SEEN AND HEARD

HOME AWAY FROM HOME: There was plenty of red in the stands. The Terps officially sold 600 tickets to the game, many to alums living in South Florida. However, the reported crowd of 7,000 seemed more like 60-40 Miami fans. Maryland fans also were seen wearing Terps gear along South Beach as Miami becomes the new favorite road game instead of Georgia Tech in Atlanta. The sound of Terps fans shouting “O” during the national anthem stunned locals.

ROCK AND ROLL, PART II: The Miami band played the notorious song banned at Terps games this season, and the Maryland crowd sang the “You [stink]” part with gusto. It was almost like Comcast Center South.

Rick Snider

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