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Maryland wasn’t seeking credit so much as it was a chance to move past its first back-to-back losses in two years.

The Terps ended this skid the same way they finished off their last one, with a defeat of the struggling Mids.

It was a respite for an evening. A visit to Johns Hopkins is eight days away, and Maryland snagged a victory before moving on to another in-state rival.

And that was more than enough to alleviate frustration about any facet of Friday’s performance.

“I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a relief,” long pole Jesse Bernhardt said. “It’s been a few weeks since we won. I don’t think last year we lost consecutive games at all. It’s a little different atmosphere, but we knew those are good teams and it’s [about] the next game.”