This was a chance for Maryland to finally beat a Top 25 team. It was a chance for the Terps to go into the Big Ten tournament at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Thursday riding a mini-roll of three straight wins.
And a day after news surfaced of alleged improper payments to Diamond Stone by an agent during his only college season, it was a chance to give Maryland coach Mark Turgeon something positive to talk about.
The Terps still have yet to get a signature win this season. The steps forward Maryland took in its recent victories over Rutgers on Feb. 17 at home and at Northwestern on Monday was followed by a big face-plant.