The Maryland men's basketball team spent the first three weeks of the season following the same script: coming back from second-half deficits, a couple of them seemingly insurmountable, only to win at the end.
Pittsburgh had read the script, didn't like the ending, and seemingly discarded it Tuesday at Xfinity Center by building a 21-point halftime lead that mushroomed to as many as 25 early in the second half.
By far the biggest deficit of the season proved too large to overcome. The Terps cut the gap to eight points with 3:36 remaining before the Panthers pulled away to a 73-59 victory before an announced crowd of 17,144.
Senior forward Michael Young led Pittsburgh...