By: Brian Rauf
The Maryland Terrapins have entered the second season of the Mark Turgeon era, and have gotten off to a 4-1 start with the lone loss coming in a 72-69 defeat at the hands of Kentucky. The Terps are hoping to improve on last season’s 17-15 record (6-10 in ACC play), that led to an 8th place finish in conference.
Last year’s leading scorer in the ACC, Terrell Stoglin, left the Maryland program in the offseason, but Turgeon welcomed in Xavier transfer Dez Wells, last season’s Atlantic-10 Freshmen of the Year, who was deemed eligible to play this season. Wells joined a team that features four returning starters and seven underclassmen, giving Maryland a mix of youth and experience.
7’1″ sophomore center Alex Len has led the Terps so far this season averaging 15.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game. Along with the loss to Kentucky, Maryland has four home victories over Morehead State, LIU-Brooklyn, Lafayette, and Georgia Southern by an average margin of 16 points.
The Terrapins next game is Tuesday night when they hit the road to take on Northwestern as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, which will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 9:15 p.m.
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