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Turgeon builds schedule around tournament teams to test his young group
Turgeon builds schedule around tournament teams to test his young group

In the midst of the mass exodus that saw five players with remaining eligibility leave Maryland this past spring, Mark Turgeon took a high-profile matchup Dec. 8 against Villanova in the Jimmy V Classic at New York’s Madison Square Garden off the 2014-15 schedule. At the time, Turgeon cited a “scheduling conflict” as the reason. It was more the uncertainty of what kind of team the Terps were going to put on the court after a 17-15 season, the most disappointing year in the short Turgeon Era and one of the most underachieving by Maryland in memory. After seeing the four freshmen and transfer Richaud Pack come together for the eight one-hour summer workouts allowed by...

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