COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s inaugural season in the Big Ten has taken a humbling turn for the worse.

The Terrapins were one of the most surprising teams in the country through the middle of January, going 17-2 and twice defeating Michigan State.

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Since that time, however, 19th-ranked Maryland has lost three of five — all by double figures on the road. The two wins during that stretch were squeakers at home against Northwestern and Penn State, which own a combined 4-17 league record.

So what’s the difference between then and now?

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Forward Jake Layman says, “Offensively, we stand a lot. That’s been a huge problem for us.”

Coach Mark Turgeon and the players remain upbeat, in part because the Terrapins play four of their next five at home. Maryland hosts Indiana on Wednesday.

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