Maryland Basketball

Turgeon Talks Cowan, Smith, Pace Of Play, Ohio State

January 6, 2020

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Maryland coach Mark Turgeon addressed the media Jan. 6 ahead of the Terps’ Jan. 7 game against Ohio State at Xfinity Center:

On Jalen Smith’s Physicality

It’s a new role for Jalen at this level. Last year, Bruno [Fernando] was that guy, and [Smith] has been kind of reluctant to get to that point. Throughout the [Indiana] game I was constantly on him to protect the rim better, to play bigger. I think it helped that he hit a couple jump shots, which got him going.

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