Smiles returned to Comcast Center on Saturday, the swagger back in Maryland’s step after Wednesday’s crushing two-point loss at Florida State. From the pregame introductions, when the starters danced and their teammates followed suit, the Terps looked like a rejuvenated bunch, wiping the slate clean after a roller-coaster January. Saturday’s game against Wake Forest marked the outset of a decidedly easier stretch of winnable games for Maryland. But postseason implications will have to wait until another day. For now, the Terps enjoyed their most productive offensive effort since hanging 94 points on Virginia Tech in their ACC opener on Jan. 5, rolling to a 17-point lead by intermission thanks to an absurd 73.9 shooting percentage and finishing off an 86-60 win that was never really close.
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