After the game, Turgeon talked about how the Terps didn’t run the play he called coming out of any timeouts.
“We ran a play that was supposed to isolate the middle. Dez [Wells] was taking it in because I trusted him,” Turgeon said. “Pe’Shon [Howard] was supposed to be a decoy on the other side of halfcourt. It was more of an isolation play that never developed.”
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Howard ended up getting the ball when Seth Allen picked up his dribble.
Taking a friendly poke at the reporter who had asked why Wells wasn’t more involved on the play, Turgeon said, “We won the game, you know that?”
Alex Len, whose lay-in off an baseline airball by Howard with a second remaining gave Maryland a much-needed victory, said after the game that the final shot was supposed to be a 3-pointer by Logan Aronhalt.
When I asked Turgeon about that during his Friday’s news conference in College Park, he smiled.
“He got a little confused,” Turgeon said. “There’s a little difference running it practice and when there’s 18,000 people and the lights are on.”