That's not just because two out of Maryland's last three regular-season games are on the road. It's because away games are a litmus test of how evolved you are as a team.
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On the road, you've got to be tougher, more mature and resilient. The Terps aren't there yet.
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Maryland's defense also disturbed Turgeon. Consider that the Yellow Jackets entered with the worst field-goal percentage in the conference (41.7) and the second-worst scoring offense (63.5 points per game).
Even Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory joked that he was surprised his team managed to score 78 points. It's the first time in nine games that the Yellow Jackets had scored that much.
At his core, Turgeon is about defense. He'd been pleased that the Terps were holding opponents to 37.5 percent shooting entering Wednesday night. (The figure is not quite as impressive -- 39.8 percent -- when you remove all but the ACC contests).
But on the road it's often a different story. The Yellow Jackets shot 51 percent.
"There's not an excuse for losing," said Maryland's Shaquille Cleare (seven points, six rebounds), who sounded offended that the Terps lost the rebounding battle.