NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

Seeking bounce-back season, Mark Turgeon is confident in his Terps and himself

Seeking bounce-back season, Mark Turgeon is confident in his Terps and himself

More than eight months later, the memory remains of the way the Maryland men’s basketball team exited the court at Xfinity Center for its final home game last season.

Many in the crowd that remained after the Terps fell behind No. 17 Michigan by 30 points at halftime booed with more intensity as the buzzer sounded than Maryland had played with that afternoon.

It was pent-up frustration, much of it directed at coach Mark Turgeon.

Less than a week later, a disappointing 19-13 season ended with a botched inbounds play sealing a down-to-the-wire defeat to Wisconsin in the first round of the Big Ten tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Though distracted...

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