Mark Turgeon was choked up after his Maryland team upset Duke on Saturday. Not just because it was a shocking win over the No. 2 team in the country, but also because it was a welcome contrast to his team’s ugly home loss to Virginia six days earlier.
“It’s been a hard week on my family,” Turgeon said, wiping a tear away from his eye. “It was hard on my son last week. He had to leave the gym because the fans were so hard on his dad. This was for them.”
As tough as Terrapins fans can be on visiting teams (particularly Duke), it sounds like they can be just as harsh to their own team.