National Invitation Tournament

3-point shots: Observations and opinions from Maryland's win Saturday over Rutgers

3-point shots: Observations and opinions from Maryland's win Saturday over Rutgers

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon is a serial worrier, but his concerns going into Saturday night’s home game against Rutgers seemed legit.

What happens if his young and enigmatic team didn’t show up against one of the Big Ten’s bottom feeders after losing another close game on the road Tuesday at Nebraska?

And, just as critical in what has been an injury-marred, confidence-sapping season for the Terps, what happens if the fans don’t show up at Xfinity Center?

One more thing: what happens if the fans who do come wind up cheering more for honorary game captains Melo Trimble and Jake Layman than for Anthony Cowan Jr. and Kevin Huerter?

As things turned out, Turgeon’s fears...

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