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“The game didn’t go the way we wanted it to go today, but it’s going to help us,” Turgeon said. “I can look across this sheet and we played 10 guys, and every one of them defensively played well for us and that’s comforting.”

The same could be said for Maryland’s progress since the start of the season. The Terps passed their last two serious nonconference tests in the last week, imperfect at times but nonetheless successful.

“Since the Northwestern game, we’ve probably gotten two or three percent better, so that’s good,” Wells said. “That’s a stride you have to make every day.”

Note: Maryland assistant coach Dalonte Hill missed the game with seven blood clots in his legs. “He’s doing better,” Turgeon said. “We’re hoping at the end of [this] week he’ll be back in the office.”