Posted January 26, 2012 on AP on Fox
The spirit was there. The talent and maturity were not. Thus, Maryland came up short in its bid to pull off an upset of No. 8 Duke. Terrell Stoglin scored 16 points and the Terrapins kept it close against the Blue Devils for most of the game before fading down the stretch in a 74-61 defeat Wednesday night. Before the game, Maryland honored former coach Gary Williams by dedicating the court at Comcast Center in his name. That revved up the sellout crowd and helped the Terrapins race to an early eight-point cushion. The Terrapins led 47-46 with 12:54 left and were within six points with 2:24 to go, but it wasn't enough. ''We're a young team, we're inexperienced. We make mental mistakes,'' said coach Mark Turgeon, who took over after Williams retired in May. ''I think we're getting closer in everything we do. What I saw tonight was encouraging. They hung around until the 3-minute mark against a pretty good team.'' The Terrapins (12-7, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) are in rebuild...
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