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Maryland holds off Florida Atlantic, 66-62

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The Maryland Terrapins held off several charges from Florida Atlantic to hold on for a 66-62 victory before a sparse crowd at the Comcast Center.

Maryland led by double digits in the opening minutes but had to withstand numerous runs by a pesky Florida Atlantic team coached by Mike Jarvis.

Maybe the Terps were still floating on cloud nine following their gritty win on the road over Boston College, but it certainly wasn't one of their better efforts.

It's pretty clear that Maryland is still very much a work in progress, and while they don't play a quality opponent until January 4 against Georgia Tech, they can't overlook any teams that they face between now and then.

The good news is that Roddy Peters continues to improve and is really starting to settle in as the team's starting point guard and Seth Allen should be back within the next month, if not sooner.

Along with that, it seems that Mark Turgeon has finally realized that Varun Ram's minutes should be few and far between. At least he figured that out now rather than waiting until ACC play.

Maryland's biggest problems continue to be in the low post. Shaquille Cleare and Charles Mitchell have not developed as expected, forcing the Terps to be almost entirely perimeter-oriented. They've been able to squeak out wins against inferior competition without much inside presence, but that's going to change once ACC play gets going.

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