After nearly eight long months, Maryland basketball is officially back. The Terps take on Stony Brook at Nassau Colisuem tonight at 7 p.m. on BTN Plus.
The Terps are coming off a 24-9 season in which they made their third straight NCAA Tournament. However, it was a short postseason for Maryland, which lost to Xavier, 76-65, in the first round. This is the first game post-Melo Trimble, who declared for the NBA Draft after an outstanding three years in College Park.
He’s currently tearing up the G League, and had 37 points and eight assists last night.
37 PTS. 8 AST. @TerrapinHoops product @_STAYMELO put on for the @iawolves tonight! pic.twitter.com/kSaUYca7wt— NBA G League (@nbagleague) November 10, 2017
Luckily for Maryland, sophomores Justin Jackson, Kevin Heurter and Anthony Cowan seem ready to take the next step. After this game, the Terps will take on Maryland-Eastern Shore in their home opener on Sunday.
Maryland beat the Seawolves in College Park last season on Nov. 22, 77-63.
Maryland: 24-9 (12-6 Big Ten)
Stony Brook: 18-14 (12-4 America East)
All-time series: Maryland leads 3-0
How to watch and listen
Friday, November 10, 7 (ET), Nassau Veterans Memorial Colisuem, Uniondale, New York
Streaming: BTN Plus
Radio: 105.7FM (Baltimore)/980AM (DC), TuneIn Radio App (Johnny Holliday, Chris Knoche, Walt Williams), WMUC Sports (Alex Littlehales, Justin Gallanty)
In other news
Here’s our podcast previewing the season.
The women’s team also opens up their season tomorrow when they take on Albany at 7 p.m.
Offensive coordinator Walt Bell had some wise words on Maryland’s quarterback woes in his weekly presser.
Maryland volleyball announced the signing of middle blocker and Fort Washington native Rainelle Jones, who is the No. 32 player in the class of 2018. Here’s The Washington Post on her from last September.
She's officially a Terp! Welcome to Maryland, Rainelle Jones! #TerpsRisinghttps://t.co/L0WdKQX6uR pic.twitter.com/6HZyI1WrFU— Maryland Volleyball (@TerpsVolleyball) November 9, 2017
Justin Jackson was named to the Naismith Watch List yesterday, which is pretty cool. There are seven other Big Ten players on the list.
Justin Jackson, one of 50 players named to the 2018 Citizen @NaismithTrophy Watch List recognizing the top player in college basketball!— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) November 9, 2017
️: https://t.co/50z4eIDT7B pic.twitter.com/3dkL9CjnQr
Now, to a more somber story. The baseball world lost a great player and person when Roy Halladay crashed his plane into the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday. If you can read this, here’s UMD alum and The Athletic’s Ben Harris on what Halladay’s no-hitter in the 2010 NLDS meant to him.