Originally written on College Hoops Digest  |  Last updated 11/8/13
Shabazz Napier/roundballdaily.com The opening game for the Maryland Terrapins Men's Basketball team ended much like it did in 2012 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  In their first contest of the year, Maryland took an overmatched team to a neutral site against a national powerhouse and lost a 78-77 nail biter that went to the wire.  Last year it was Kentucky.  This year it was the UConn Huskies.  Maryland was clearly outmatched in the guard positions as senior guard Shabazz Napier of UConn lit them up for 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists before fouling out with just under 2 minutes to play.  Napier dictated most of the game action for UConn, leading them in all categories.  Though his strong play led the Huskies to a win, Napier's technical foul about halfway through the 2nd half helped spark a ferocious comeback by the Terps.  Down 17, Maryland kept putting little runs of points together to claw back into the game, finally getting to within 1 with 30 seconds to play.  UCon...
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