After Sunday’s loss at North Carolina State, Terrapins guard Pe’Shon Howard talked about how Maryland needs to get tougher as it approaches the meat of its ACC schedule.
Maryland at a glance
Record: 10-4, 0-1 ACC.
RPI rank: 96.
Strength of schedule rank: 116.
Ken Pomeroy ranking: 159.
What others are saying: Coach Mark Turgeon talks patience, especially where Ashton Pankey, Terrell Stoglin and Alex Len are concerned (Baltimore Sun). . . . Terps look to level ACC record (Testudo Times). . . . Turgeon doing what he can to limit Howard’s minutes (Washington Times).
Wake Forest at a glance
Record: 10-5, 1-0 ACC.
RPI rank: 88.
Strength of schedule rank: 71.
Ken Pomeroy ranking: 160 (one spot behind the Terps).
What others are saying: The Demon Deacons defeated Virginia Tech in their ACC opener (though that's not exactly a big accomplishment these days). . . . Wake Forest Coach Jeff Bzdelik says Maryland’s “energy is going to be at a very high level.” (Winston-Salem Journal). Deacs are starting to believe in themselves after a dismal 2010-11 season (Times-News).
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