Originally posted on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 12/6/12
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Mark Turgeon has worked magic in his second season at Maryland, leading his young team to 7-1 start that would suggest the Terrapins could be a force in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Or is it just an illusion? "Our perception is a lot better than reality right now," Turgeon said Wednesday night after the Terrapins notched their seventh straight victory, a 100-68 rout of Maryland-Eastern Shore. Sure, Maryland's victims include Morehead State, Georgia Southern and LIU-Brooklyn. But the seven-game run -- which followed a season-opening 72-69 defeat against Kentucky -- featured a 77-57 road win over previously unbeaten Northwestern in which the Terps outscored the Wildcats 49-31 after halftime. That was the game that got people saying this Maryland team just might be pretty good. "We played a nice game at Northwestern, really guarding them and executing the second half. We showed strides," Turgeon said. "But we've got so far to go. I just don't want people thi...
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