After a difficult weekend in Puerto Rico, the Maryland Terrapins returned to College Park for what looked like a non conference walkover against Florida Gulf Coast. But Mark Turgeon's team would make it interesting in the second half, as the Terps held on for a five point win to improve to 3-2.
Terrell Stoglin led the Terps once again with 24 points. Stoglin had a poor shooting night at the Comcast Center, but managed to get into the lane and to the free throw line consistently, shooting an amazing 21 free throws. Stoglin, however, only managed to go 12 for 21 from the line and failed to capitalize on what could have been a huge night. James Padgett added 11 points for the Terps, on just five attempts from the floor.
Maryland, however, dodged a bullet against what should have been a cupcake home win. The Terps were actually outscored in the second half, giving up 40 points. The Eagles shot only 10% from behind the arc while the Terps managed to get to the line 38 times for the difference in a close win.
We'll be covering that game here on SB Nation D.C., but for more on the Terps check out the aforementioned Testudo Times.