Turgeon Feels Confident In 2nd Season With Terps

8:55 PM, Nov 1, 2012   |    comments
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Maryland coach Mark Turgeon needed a full season to find out what it's like to compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Now, one year after replacing long-time Terrapins coach Gary Williams, Turgeon has a better understanding of his own team - and the competition.

He said this season "is completely different" because he has a feel for the league and what it takes to be successful.

Maryland lost standout guard and leading scorer Terrell Stoglin, who received a one-year disciplinary suspension in April and decided to leave the team. But several key players return - most notably 7-foot-1 sophomore center Alex Len, 6-8 senior forward James Padgett and guards Pe'Shon Howard and Nick Faust.

Maryland opens its season on Nov. 9 against defending national champion Kentucky.

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