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It is the latest and easily most public window into the relationship between the first-year coach and a star player who at times has nearly single-handedly kept Maryland respectable this season.

Stoglin has twice come off the bench to start a game as a result of minor transgressions, though he played at least 33 minutes both times. Turgeon often has said after his first workout with Stoglin, he wasn’t sure if he was capable of coaching such a player.

But despite Turgeon’s exhortations to Stoglin for greater defensive commitment and more trust in his teammates, the coach routinely praises the progress Stoglin made as an all-around player since the start of the season.

And so the scrutiny of the relationship between the coach tasked with restoring Maryland to a consistent presence in the national rankings and the player who is quite clearly indispensable to the Terps’ respectability – especially with Howard shelved for the season’s final month – will only grow before Thursday’s home game against Boston College (8-16, 3-7).

Before then, Turgeon could only muster frustration over his team’s rebounding woes (Duke had 21 offensive boards, while brothers Mason and Miles Plumlee combined for 32 total rebounds to Maryland’s 33).

With that flaw resurfacing and point guard flux, Turgeon might need more stability and smarts from Stoglin than ever – and certainly more than he received Saturday.

“We have to learn from it,” Turgeon said. “We can’t shoot shots like that and beat good teams on the road. But he’s carried us. He’s carried us. So, it’s one game. Hopefully, he’ll learn from it and be better on Thursday.”