Basketball around the beltway: Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — “I love my team. I’ve got eleven guys on scholarship that are all really good players and want to be here. So, we expect to have a great year.”

Regardless of what coach Mark Turgeon said on media day multiple times, the 2014-15 Maryland men’s basketball team will operate in the shadow last spring’s mass exodus. Seth Allen, Charles Mitchell, Roddy Peters, Shaquille Cleare and Nick Faust left a major vacuum on a roster for a program that hasn’t reached the NCAA Tournament since 2010. But what was he supposed to say, “This program will be irreparably damaged for some time?” “Is ESPN8

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