The celebration, which seemed to merge history with the jubilant present, united Maryland fans with the players who had just upset No. 5 Virginia.
“It would have been devastating if we had lost another one,” Coach Mark Turgeon said.
Once more, the Terps found positives after another loss, but time is running out to turn that into results.
"A miscommunication occurred between the officials and the table crew during last night’s Maryland and Duke game," the league's commissioner of basketball operations said.
“We had to play guys so many minutes yesterday, we really don’t have a lot of time to prepare,” Coach Mark Turgeon said. ‘It’s more we’re going to do what we do, they’re going to do what they do.”
The sophomore forward has made just three three-pointers over the past five games.
Plus milestones for Turgeon and Wells reached in the win over Tulsa
The Terps thought of their return from Christmas break as a new season, and kicked it off right.
Plus notes on Dez Wells, Jon Graham and more Wells.
Maryland earned itself a much-needed break after beating Denver. Now the Terps should be ready for Alabama.