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Especially on offense. The Terps shot 36 percent in a 79-59 loss to Pittsburgh and went 17 for 51 (33 percent) in an 85-61 defeat at Florida State.

“We’ve got to start being consistent in the shots we take,” forward Jake Layman said. “Some games we’re shooting in five seconds and some games we look like the best team in the country when we’re moving the ball. We know what we need to work on.”

Turgeon was encouraged by the team’s attitude on Tuesday, and can only hope it translates to success against a Notre Dame team that is almost as inconsistent as Maryland. The Irish defeated Duke on Jan. 4, then lost to North Carolina State and Georgia Tech.

“You just move forward and try to get better,” Turgeon said. “I saw a mature team today, so hopefully I’ll see a mature team (Wednesday) night.”