Until this year, the Maryland men’s basketball team had won more than its share of close games in the Big Ten under Mark Turgeon.
The odds of losing as Maryland did Monday night at Michigan were bound to catch up with Turgeon and his Terps.
But the way they lost — after leading by as many as 14 in the first half and after trailing by as many as 10 in the second half — only made what transpired in the final three seconds at the Crisler Center even more crushing.
Given what the Terps have gone through in the past few weeks, losing forwards Justin Jackson and Ivan Bender with season-ending injuries, a win over the No. 23 Wolverines would have helped get the Terps back on...