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No. 2 Terps overwhelm Division II Bowie State in rare non-conference February game for Maryland

No. 2 Terps overwhelm Division II Bowie State in rare non-conference February game for Maryland

The tone for Tuesday’s game at Xfinity Center between No. 2 Maryland and Division II Bowie State was set on the opening tap when freshman center Diamond Stone outjumped his Bulldog counterpart — and smacked the ball out of bounds.

The Terps were clearly superior to the first non-conference opponent they faced in February in five years. And clearly not focused for most of the first half after playing four Big Ten games — two on the road and two at home against ranked opponents — in the course of 11 days.

With coach Mark Turgeon substituting freely while trying to get rest for a number of his starters, Maryland had a chance to exhale — and...

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