No, that's not a misprint - this was essentially a home game for Uconn.
Really this was Diamond Stone's coming out party against a tough opponent on a national stage. Uconn was ranked just outside of the top 25, and most feel they will be in the top 20 at season's end. Last night was a nice example of the potential of this Maryland team, and showcasing the extraordinary depth they have. This Terps team goes 10 deep, and has so many offensive weapons it's mind boggling. The three-headed monster of Trimble, Sulaimon, and Stone is backed up by the likes of Carter, Dodd, Nickens, Layman, Chekovsky - all formidable players in their own rights. Last night they showed what they can do when their big men are able to dominate as Stone did.
You can't really knock them for Uconn storming back to make it close near the end, hitting a number of contested 3's. Uconn is a good team, and can shoot the rock from downtown. What you have to like is Trimble and Sulaimon taking charge and putting it out of reach in the final 2 minutes. Regardless of the idiotic technical that Uconn's coach incurred - Maryland's backcourt was not going to let Uconn take the lead.
Overall a really nice response by the Terps since losing a tough game @ #3 North Carolina - which IMO was a good showing as well, things just didn't go their way at the end on the road.
The Terps have all the pieces they need to cut down the nets in Houston this year, this is the most talented and deepest team the Terps have ever had, bar none. The question is, still, does Turgeon have the feel for the game he needs to make the right moves in winning big games. I think the jury is still out, but winning a game like this is a good omen.