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Maryland basketball embraces life without Michal Cekovsky

Maryland basketball embraces life without Michal Cekovsky

Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon talked recently about the potential of his team late in the season, and used junior center Michal Cekovsky's improvement and return to health as the biggest reason.

Now that the 7-foot-1 Slovakian has been ruled out for remainder of the season after breaking his left ankle in Sunday's 71-60 loss at Wisconsin, Turgeon might want to remind the No. 24 Terps that they won nine of the last 10 games they played without him.

Though the competition for Maryland (22-5, 10-4) will certainly be stiffer the rest of the way – starting Wednesday at Xfinity Center with red-hot...

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