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As they prepare for Purdue, No. 11 Terps embrace life on the road in unfamiliar Big Ten

As they prepare for Purdue, No. 11 Terps embrace life on the road in unfamiliar Big Ten

The Maryland men's basketball team was collectively clueless about where it was Friday morning as the bus taking the Terps from their hotel to practice here at 47-year-old Mackey Arena rolled onto John R. Wooden Drive. Even Maryland coach Mark Turgeon, who grew up with a deep passion for the game and its history, said later that he "didn't notice" being on a street named for the legendary UCLA coach, who was a star player at Purdue in the 1930s. Just another day on the road — another bitterly cold one at that — in the Big Ten Conference for the No. 11 Terps, one of two league newbies. What was more on Turgeon's mind was putting Wednesday's...

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