Statistic for Tonight
Combined score by which Maryland led Georgetown, North Carolina and Virginia at the end of the first quarter (5-2 vs the Hoyas, 3-2 vs UNC and 3-1 vs UVa). Getting the early lead has helped the Terrapins be like a boa constrictor to their opponents: They get the early lead, control the tempo of the game, use their 3rd midfield and can use their zone defense, which further slows the game.
In Maryland's two losses--to Duke and UMBC--it trailed virtually the entire game.
Most games, the fourth quarter is important. Tonight, keep a close eye on the first quarter. See if Navy can avoid falling behind and letting Maryland play the game it wants. A lead would also led Navy use its depth and might increase its chances of using the transition game that worked well against Georgetown.
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