Margin matters

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If Saturday’s victory over North Carolina did anything in connection with tonight’s Maryland-Duke game, it was that it created reason to believe Maryland had a chance to win its next game.

Even though the Terps lost by 41 at Cameron Indoor Stadium last month.

If Maryland happened to win by just a point, it would mark the second-largest positive change of margin within a season since the Terps joined the ACC.

Matching the best turnaround would be tough; Maryland went from losing by 21 at Virginia to defeating the Cavaliers by 35 at Cole Field House. Turnarounds of 56 points don’t happen every day.

Here is the rundown of every Maryland turnaround of at least 35 points:

56: Virginia, 2001

39: Georgia Tech, 1988
39: N.C. State, 1989

36: Virginia, 1986

35: Duke, 2002
35: Florida State, 2007

Patrick Stevens

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