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Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon keeps making half-court shots

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Hours before Maryland basketball tipped off against Ohio State, head coach Mark Turgeon stood at half-court with a ball in his hands, about to take one shot. His players watched anxiously, eager for the chocolate cake that awaited them should he knock it down.

He did.

This is Turgeon’s second recorded half-court shot in just over a week. He recently drained one after an interview with NBC, and although that one didn’t earn him a mobbing from his players, it was still impressive.

Also, Turgeon’s team won Tuesday’s game against Ohio State to improve to 20-2 this season. The Terps are one of just four 20-win Power 5 teams, and they’re reached 20 wins in fewer games than any squad in Maryland history.

In other news

Maryland women’s basketball seniors Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough will have their jerseys sent up to the Xfinity Center rafters on Senior Day.

Their team is 21-1. The men are now 20-2. Maryland is bad at losing basketball games.

Breyon and Brandon Gaddy were supposed to announce their final college decision on Signing Day, but instead got ahead of the game and revealed their plans to stick with the Terps.

Today is National Signing Day. Programs build up to this for years. We’ve been preparing for quite some time ourselves. Let’s do this.