Maryland's season started in earnest last night with a 71-59 loss to No. 2 UCLA in the semifinals of the CBE Classic in Kansas City. The Terps (3-1) play Missouri tonight in a consolation game.

The Terps have a young team -- they started three sophomores and had three freshmen on the court at one point. Maryland's primary problem against UCLA (4-0) was on offense, failing to convert inside shots in the first half and shooting 1-for-11 from three-point range.

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*  Denver's Jay Cutler outdueled Tennessee's Vince Young in a battle of first-round quarterbacks from the draft class of '06. Cutler was an efficient 16-of-21 for 200 yards and two TDs (41 and 48 yards) as the Broncos got ahead, 14-0, and never trailed. Young, playing from behind, accounted for 379 yards on offense, 305 passing and 75 rushing. He threw for one touchdown and ran for another, He was picked off twice. Denver is 5-5 and tied for first in the AFC West with San Diego.  The Titans are 6-4 and in third in the AFC South.

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