Maryland beat Illinois, 92-91, in Champaign, Ill., Dec. 3. The Terps improved to 7-3 overall and 1-1 in the Big Ten with the overtime victory. Here are four observations about the game:
1. Maryland was fortunate to push the game into overtime.
The Terps were down, 75-73, with about four seconds left in regulation. All Illinois had to do to ice the game was successfully inbound the ball from under its own basket, get fouled and make two free throws. However, Illinois guard Da'Monte Williams threw the inbounds pass out of bounds, and Maryland suddenly had a chance to tie or win the game off an inbounds pass under Illinois' hoop.