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Couldn’t or wouldn’t is a debate for another time. But there’s no question the Tucson, Ariz., native heard the criticism.

“It bothered me because I know I can,” Stoglin said.

Now, so does Turgeon, whose evolving relationship with his prolific guard figured to be one of the Terps’ fascinating subplots. It just so happened to emerge in the season’s first game.

“He feels at all times I should be ready, I should have a great attitude,” Stoglin said. “I need to be more vocal, he says. Everything he tells me, I’m just going to try to do and just become a better basketball player. What he has to say is to help me, not hurt me.”