CORAL GABLES, Fla. --- Maryland walk-on Spencer Barks made his way into Sunday's 54-47 loss at Miami early on.
At the same time, Charles Mitchell sat on the bench, waiting until after the under-8 timeout of the first half to check in for the first time.
Coach Mark Turgeon wasn't in much of a mood to elaborate on his reasoning, but offered up enough to make it clear it wasn't the smoothest of weeks for the Terrapins (13-3, 1-2 ACC).
"It just stays between us," Turgeon said. "That’s in-house. Probably shouldn’t have done that because I’m going to punish him tomorrow, but it was nothing major. We just have to grow up. Charles wasn’t the only one. We had a few issues between the last game, just minor stuff, immaturity stuff. There’s a couple other guys who are going to be punished tomorrow that were also punished through substitutions early."
Turgeon used a full-line substitutions at the first media timeout, swapping in his second five with Miami leading 8-5. That group included the seldom-used Barks, who played two minutes before returning to the bench for the rest of the day.
Mitchell, meanwhile, was held scoreless and managed only one rebound in 12 minutes against the Hurricanes.
"It’s not a big deal," Turgeon said. "It’s just a part of a young team trying to find itself."
--- Patrick Stevens