NO BENCH HELP
With freshman swingman Cliff Tucker in uniform but not fully recovered from the flu, the Terps got no points, six rebounds and two turnovers from their bench in 38 minutes. Freshman center Shane Walker made the only solid contribution with three rebounds in 10 minutes.
POOR FREE-THROW SHOOTING
The Terps, who had been consistently making free throws in recent games, went just 6-for-14 from the foul line, including 2-for-7 in the first half. The Hokies hit 15 of 24 but made enough down the stretch to keep Maryland at bay in the final minutes.
RAVENS IN THE HOUSE
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, a Maryland season-ticket holder, brought new coach John Harbaugh, defensive coordinator/assistant head coach Rex Ryan and linebackers coach Greg Mattison to last night's game.
The Terps play Miami on Saturday in Coral Gables at 2 p.m. The Hurricanes beat Duke there last night, 96-95. Maryland hasn't won on Miami's home court in two trips since the Hurricanes joined the Atlantic Coast Conference.