Keys to the game
Quickness and guard play. VCU's guards moved too quickly for Maryland's zone defense and shot too well.
Did you notice that ...
Freshman Braxton Dupree started but was pulled early. He started the second half and finished with three points. ... Maryland's other freshmen asserted themselves early. Adrian Bowie, Cliff Tucker and Jerome Burney began the game hitting four of their first five shots as a group.