Terps reinstate Pe'Shon Howard

Terps reinstate Pe'Shon Howard
February 18, 2013, 12:00 pm
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Maryland coach Mark Turgeon announced this morning on a media teleconference that junior guard Pe'Shon Howard will rejoin the team Tuesday night against Boston College.

Saturday Howard served a one-game suspension as Maryland defeated Duke 83-81. Turgeon explained last week that Howard would be suspended for an undisclosed violation of team rules, and that his suspension would be reevaluated Sunday night.

Turgeon previously said that Howard could miss up to three games, but now it appears the suspension will last just one game. Howard has bounced in and out of the starting lineup for the Terps, and averages about 22 minutes per game.

Without Howard on the court for the Terps against Duke, freshman Seth Allen started at point guard and received the bulk of the minutes running the team. Howard committed eight turnovers to just one assist, an unsightly ratio for a point guard. But Allen also poured in 16 points for Maryland, including two free throws at the end of the game that proved to be the winning margin.

Beyond Allen, sophomores Nick Faust and Dez Wells also gave Maryland minutes at point guard against Duke. Howard provides a different element for the Terps on the court; a veteran presence that looks to distribute the ball rather than score.