Tuesday Truths: Maryland winning with ... defense?

Maryland's 4-0 start in the Big Ten has been fueled largely by its defense. G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images

Welcome to Tuesday Truths, where we look at how well 86 teams in the nation's top seven conferences are doing against their league opponents on a per-possession basis.

*Through games of Jan. 19, conference games only
Pace: Possessions per 40 minutes
PPP: Points per possession
EM: Efficiency margin (PPP - Opp. PPP)
Stats reflect only conference games and are current as of Jan. 11

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