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By Matt Vensel | May 18, 2011
At his introductory press conference last week, Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon revealed that he chatted with his predecessor, Gary Williams, before accepting the job offer from Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson. Now we have a better idea of what Williams told Turgeon. During an interview on ESPN 980-AM in D.C. on Tuesday, Williams was asked about what was discussed. “The big thing for him, I wanted him to make sure about Kevin Anderson, our athletic director, [that he knew]
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon said Tuesday that "there's a good chance" freshman point guard Roddy Peters will start Friday against Marist in the opening round of the Paradise Jam tournament in the Virgin Islands. Peters had his best game since coming to College Park in Sunday's 90-83 loss at home to Oregon State , finishing with 10 points and six assists (only two turnovers) in 25 minutes. Peters was instrumental in helping Maryland cut a 12-point deficit to 2 before the Beavers pulled away.
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By Kevin Cowherd | February 19, 2013
It'll be interesting to see how much of a contribution Pe'Shon Howard makes for the Maryland Terps tonight when he returns to the team for its game against Boston College up in Chestnut Hill. The junior point guard was suspended for the Terps' game against No. 2 Duke on Saturday at Comcast Center, apparently for violating team rules, although the specifics weren't spelled out. But coach Mark Turgeon talked him up yesterday, telling reporters the Terps are thrilled to have Howard back and that "we need a mature, confident Pe'Shon moving forward for us to finish strong.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | January 1, 2014
Maryland football coach Randy Edsall and men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon are among the highest-profile public employees in the state. They are also the highest paid. Their ranking is not unusual. Across the country, television revenues have pushed coaching salaries higher and higher and created an arms race of sorts. Top athletic programs have been willing to pay what would have once seemed exorbitant sums to keep pace with rivals. Edsall and Turgeon are both near the midpoints of their contracts, which they signed in 2011.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2013
Even before sophomore point guard Seth Allen broke his foot in practice Tuesday night, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon had toyed with the idea of giving Dez Wells more time running the team Turgeon had started doing it the day after a private scrimmage against Villanova a couple of weeks ago and again at a public intrasquad workout Saturday at Comcast Center. "He has been our vocal leader, for him to run the point is kind of a natural for him," Turgeon said Friday.  Wells will start at point guard Sunday when the Terps hold their lone exhibition game in College Park against Division III Catholic University and when Maryland opens the season Nov. 8 against Connecticut in Brooklyn.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2013
It's interesting how Maryland's ACC schedule is laid out, giving the Terps three out of four games at home to start before they make their first trip to Tobacco Road to play North Carolina on Jan. 19. Given Maryland's 13-1 start, all four games appear winnable, though Wedneday night's game against Florida State (9-5, 1-0 ACC) will certainly be a step up from Saturday's rout of Virginia Tech. In fact, Mark Turgeon called the game against the Seminoles “the toughest opponent since the Kentucky game, referring to Maryland's season-opening three-point loss to the then No. 3 ranked Wildcats at the Barclays Center.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon knows that the odds are stacked against his team making the NCAA tournament barring a championship in next month's ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C. He also believes  that the Terps are better than their record indicates. “Losing's no fun,” Turgeon said after Maryland practiced Monday. “It's been a tough year. We're 14-12 (6-7 in the ACC). We expected to be at least 20-6 at this point, but we're not. We are where we are. We get to play Wake Forest tomorrow night, which is great.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2013
Maryland's recent slump has not been a total shock to second-year coach Mark Turgeon. When he looked at the schedule before the season, Turgeon saw how difficult the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference slate might unfold for a young team. “That was a big concern of mine,” Turgeon said Monday, before Maryland practiced for Tueday's 9 p.m. game against Boston College at Comcast Center. “No matter how hard you coach young kids, the league's new. The beginning of the league schedule was a big concern to the staff and how we were going to handle it.” Maryland has been erratic, at best, its cold shooting and a lack of veteran leadership of late contributing to three losses in four games.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2013
Along with Dez Wells scoring 23 points in Saturday's 10-point win at Wake Forest, the most important contribution came from junior point guard Pe'Shon Howard. The much-maligned Howard, who has spent most of the Atlantic Coast Conference season “in and out” of Mark Turgeon's doghouse, made his first start in nearly two months and wound up playing a team-high 30 minutes. Howard finished with eight points, four assists, three rebounds, two steals and only two turnovers. Howard also a played a significant role in C.J. Harris, Wake Forest's leading scorer and a former AAU teammate of Howard's on a team sponsored by former Demon Deacons star and current Los Angeles Clippers All-Pro Chris Paul, shooting 5 of 16 from the field.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
More than a week after Seth Allen became the fourth Maryland player with remaining eligibility to leave the program since the season ended, Mark Turgeon is still trying to find another guard. The hope of getting an experienced point guard to back up freshman Melo Trimble seems to be fading - combo guards Ian Chiles of IUPUI and Keith Shamburger of Hawaii turned down the Terps in favor of Tennessee and Missouri, respectively. The latest possibility appears to be North Carolina A&T guard Richaud Pack, who reportedly has visited both Maryland and TCU and is also scheduled to visit Turgeon's old school, Texas A&M. Given that Pack wants to get his master's in international business, the Aggies might be the leader in the clubhouse since A&M graduate business school is ranked 37th nationally by U.S. News and World Report, four spots ahead of the Smith Business School in College Park.
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