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There are pieces in place, the foundation of something with some curious room for growth. For now, though, satisfaction is not something starting to bud in College Park.

“Our expectations for this team are to get better every day and play at a high level,” Turgeon said. “I told the team ‘I don’t know how good Kentucky is, but I think this team in this room can be pretty good before the year is over if we start listening a little bit more and trying a little bit harder in practice.’ We’ve made huge strides.”