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Terps cruise past Seminoles, 83-71

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The Maryland Terrapins jumped out to a big first-half lead and then turned back a late run by the Florida State Seminoles for an 83-71 victory at the Comcast Center.

After embarrassing the Terps in Tallahassee thanks to a barrage of three pointers by a Seminoles team that struggles to shoot from the outside, Florida State couldn't buy a basket in College Park.

On the other hand, Maryland couldn't miss from the outside, completely flipping the script from the previous meeting between the two teams this year.

Seth Allen was unstoppable in the first half, single-handedly pushing the Terps to a 46-29 lead at halftime. Allen finished the first half with 21 points and had a career-high 32 for the game.

It was more of the same at the beginning of the second half, but some sloppy play in the final eight minutes allowed the Seminoles to cut into what was at one point a 20-point lead for the Terps.

It's clear that Maryland still lacks a certain level of maturity when it comes to closing out opponents, an issue that will probably be addressed in the locker room after the game.

It's arguably Maryland's best win of the year, though it did come against a Florida State team without one of its best players in Ian Miller, who was sidelined by an ankle injury.

It was a nice way to bounce back from a loss at North Carolina, especially with contests at Virginia and at Duke looming next, but the Terps still remain well outside of the NCAA tournament conversation.

The win marks the first by Mark Turgeon over Florida State as the Maryland head coach.



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