Adrian Bowie took it as an affront when Maryland coach Gary Williams moved him from the point to the wing.

"I was [disappointed]," Bowie said. "I'm not going to lie."

But with his performance since he was replaced -- first by freshman Pe'Shon Howard, then on Tuesday by freshman Terrell Stoglin -- Bowie admits it has been a change for the better.

In the last three games, Bowie has averaged 13.0 points, hitting 53.8 percent from the floor and 46.2 from beyond the arc. In 11 games at the point, the 6-2 senior averaged 8.3 points and hit 51.8 percent from the floor and 31.3 percent from 3-point range.

As expected, Bowie's assists are down from 4.3 to 3.0, but so are his turnovers -- from 2.5 to 1.0.

"I can be a lot more aggressive. I know where my spots are, when to look for my shots, when to run the break," Bowie said. "Playing on the wing, I tend to look at the basket more instead of trying to create for others."

Most of Bowie's minutes in his first three seasons came off the ball.

"He's a very good shooter. He's a scorer," Williams said. "Sometimes when you play point guard it takes away from your scoring because you're trying to get the team into the offense and the ball doesn't come back."

Of course, Bowie's up-tick has coincided with games against NJIT, North Florida and Colgate. A better test of the Terps' change of the guard comes Sunday at No. 1 Duke.