Having special guests in attendance at Xfinity Center has had an adverse effect on the Maryland men’s basketball team the past two seasons.
Playing against Iowa last year, the Terps faded badly in the second half as Hall of Fame coach Gary Williams and members of the 2002 NCAA championship team watched from courtside.
Playing against then-No. 6 Michigan State last month, Maryland blew a 13-point halftime lead with former star Greivis Vásquez trying to still work his magic as a fan.
It certainly helped having Rutgers as the opponent Saturday night, with former Terps Melo Trimble and Jake Layman in attendance to watch Maryland’s...