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Terps handle Ohio easily, 87-62, but Bruno Fernanado exits with low right ankle sprain

Terps handle Ohio easily, 87-62, but Bruno Fernanado exits with low right ankle sprain

On Dec. 12, 2007, almost exactly a decade before the Maryland men’s basketball team’s game Thursday night against Ohio, the teams met in a Wednesday game in College Park.

Those Terps had Greivis Vasquez and James Gist. They had a full house in attendance. They did not have, however, what it took to avoid just the program’s fourth nonconference home loss in the previous 19 seasons, falling, 61-55, early in a season bound for the National Invitation Tournament.

On Thursday, the Terps did not have sophomore forward Justin Jackson at full strength. They had nowhere near a full house in attendance. But a problem with the Bobcats, they did not have, handling the visitors from the...