The OP Stat of the Game: Jerai Grant 18 pts., 12 reb, 5 blocksGiven the following, I would have been less than optimistic, and truthfully would have have expected a solid loss.1. Stitt not playing2. D. Booker broken nose3. T. Booker Flu4. Lost three in a rowin-game play5. 31.9% shooting6. Trevor Booker 2-16 shooting, no FGs until late in the gameBut, the Tigers surprised me, Maryland, and maybe themselves.They started strong, were able to resist the comeback, and continued to play strong defense.Defense and rebounding are what won the game last night. The Tigers pressed, played zone, pack it in the paint, and made MD work for every basket. And while they out-shot the Tigers based on %, the Terps took 17 fewer shots. This is because of the eye for the basketball the Tigers had tonight....

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