Maryland's fast start could be deceiving


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — 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.

Turgeon, however, warns that it's too soon to get overly excited about a team with five freshmen, six sophomores and only two seniors.

He says, "Our perception is a lot better than reality right now."

Turgeon believes the best is yet to come for the Terrapins, who have won seven straight since a season-opening loss to Kentucky. That run includes a 77-57 win at Northwestern.

The coach says, "For these guys to do what they're doing is pretty impressive to me, but we're nowhere near where we're going to be."

Maryland next faces South Carolina State on Saturday.

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