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NOTES: Guard Pe’Shon Howard, who has yet to play this season because of a broken foot, underwent an MRI exam Tuesday. Turgeon had not learned the results of the exam when he spoke with reporters Wednesday afternoon. Howard, the Terps’ projected starting point guard, is projected to be out until January.

• Friday is the first meeting between Maryland and Florida Gulf Coast, which moved up to Division I in 2007-08. The Terps are 6-1 all-time against current members of the Atlantic Sun. Last year’s 85-62 defeat of North Florida was Maryland’s lone game against an Atlantic Sun team in the past six seasons.

• Maryland’s Dec. 14 game against Florida International at Comcast Center, originally a 7 p.m. game scheduled for ESPNU, was shifted to 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.