Halftime: Maryland 39, Houston 37

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Maryland only leads Houston 39-37 at the half after the Cougars Adam Brown hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer right before the break.

Some thoughts.

  • Houston's Aubrey Coleman, the nation's leading score, is doing his thing. He's got 16 points and five rebounds at the half, while ACC Player of the Year Greivis Vasquez is playing more of an all-around game, scoring just four points but adding three rebounds and four assists.

  • Maryland is dominating the boards. It's outrebounded Houston 26-16.

  • Houston is certainly not playing sloppy. It has zero turnovers, compared to five for the Terrapins (which really isn't that many). The Cougars assist-to-turnover ratio, while mathematically impressive, isn't that great in reality in that they have just two assists.

  • Maryland's Jordan Williams already has a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.