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Maryland vs. Arizona State: GameThread

The Terps take on the Sun Devils in their first Power 5 match-up of the season.

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After varying degrees of blowouts over three overmatched opponents at XFINITY Center, the Maryland basketball team travels to Kansas City to face-off against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the first round of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic.

Arizona State was an NCAA tournament team last season but are rebuilding after losing basically their entire team. The winner of the game tonight will play the winner of the Iowa State/Alabama (so...probably Iowa State) tomorrow.

As of tip-off the Terps are ranked #26 by KenPom, while the Devils come it at 67. Compare that to Fordham, the best team Maryland's faced so far this year, who are way down at 214. This'll be a huge step up in competition for both teams. The best team ASU's played this year is 223rd Loyola Marymount.

Here are some things to read:

Previewing the whole CBE Hall of Fame tournament

Hey, look, Gary was honored this weekend!

What to expect from Arizona State tonight

How to watch

Have fun! This game really matters! Hopefully the Devils are looking ahead to their huge football game against rival Arizona this weekend. Inter-sport look ahead spot?