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On Saturday, Len’s best featured savvy post moves, vivacious dunks and defense-stretching jumpers. He also went 7 for 8 from the line, saying postgame that he made 468 of 500 free throws in practice last week.

No, Len hasn’t looked much like a lottery pick for swaths of ACC play. But going into Tuesday’s trip to Boston College (11-14, 3-9), Maryland fans will hope Saturday was the start of Len living up to that billing.

“I’ve been on Alex pretty hard, and I’m going to stay on him,” Turgeon said. “For us to have a chance to make a run down the stretch here, we need Alex to play at that level.”