Before last night's game, there was a moment of silence for Skip Prosser, the Wake Forest coach who died of an apparent heart attack in late July at the age of 56. Adding to the moment were Maryland players and some fans applauding in appreciation of Prosser's accomplishments.
After getting out-rebounded in five of the previous seven games, including the previous three, the Terps held a 45-39 edge over the Demon Deacons. Five Terps had between five and 11 rebounds. The most surprising was Adrian Bowie. The freshman point guard had eight.
Despite scoring a game-high 22 points on 8-for-16 shooting, sophomore guard Greivis Vasquez continues to take ill-advised shots and make risky passes. He took a couple of inexplicable 25-foot shots and had as many turnovers as assists (eight).
The Terps will be getting ready for their trip Saturday to play top-ranked North Carolina at the Dean Dome. Although Maryland has had some success there under Gary Williams, this seems to be a situation in which a single-digit loss might seem like a moral victory.