The Terps committed 15 turnovers to Miami's eight.

“We're so young,” Wells said. “All those other teams have seniors at the guard positions that have been making these decisions for three or four years.”

Turgeon's frustration seemed to mount whenever Maryland turned the ball over. After Wells was called for charging in the second half, Turgeon mimicked making a bounce pass to show the player that he should have given up the ball.

Turgeon had planned to go with a big lineup to combat Miami's size. But freshman center Shaquille Cleare — who was to start in the frontcourt along with Len — suffered back spasms during Saturday's practice. Cleare did not start and played four minutes.

Turgeon also did not start Pe'Shon Howard at point guard for only the second time this season. Howard still played 17 minutes but was 0-for-5 from the floor after going a combined 0-for-8 in his previous two games. Freshman Seth Allen started instead and scored four points.

“We're a young basketball team — we're a whole new basketball team,” Turgeon said. “Our veterans are our sophomores. We're going to have to go through some stuff. We're going to be all right. I don't know when, but we're going to be all right.”

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