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Florida Gulf Coast Vs. Maryland: Terps Look To Impress Against Non-Conference Foe

The Maryland Terrapins are right back at it after a short Thanksgiving break on Friday, they have a date with Florida Gulf Coast.

COLLEGE PARK MD - FEBRUARY 20: Terrell Stoglin #20 of the  Maryland Terrapians celebrates after scoring against the NC State Wolfpack at the Comcast Center on February 20 2011 in College Park Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
COLLEGE PARK MD - FEBRUARY 20: Terrell Stoglin #20 of the Maryland Terrapians celebrates after scoring against the NC State Wolfpack at the Comcast Center on February 20 2011 in College Park Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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The Maryland Terrapins don't get an awful lot of time to digest their Thanksgiving dinners, as they are right back at it against the Florida Gulf Coast on Friday. For a quick preview of their opponent, let's check out our pals at Testudo Times.

Still, these guys aren't world-beaters, and if Maryland comes to play they should handle them fairly easily. The games where they snuck up on big-timers and nearly won smell like trap games, where the Eagles came ready to play and their opposition didn't. TCU, despite the UVA upset, lost to Norfolk St. later in the year, and SMU hasn't beaten a good team all year. Respect them, but don't get too worrisome. It'd be foolish to write them off, but if Maryland comes ready to play - especially when it comes to perimeter defense - they should be able to win. This is still a game where you're much more concerned about the Terrapins' progress and performances, individual and otherwise, than anything FGCU brings to the table.

The Terrapins should have a pretty easy time against this opponent, but the way the Terps have played this year there really are no guarantees.

We'll be covering that game here on SB Nation D.C., but for more on the Terps check out the aforementioned Testudo Times.