Maryland basketball finally gets its 2018-19 season started Tuesday night against Delaware in a home game at Xfinity Center in College Park. You might have some trouble watching it, though.
After an offseason that saw Kevin Huerter and Justin Jackson depart and a larger-than-initially-expected freshman class assimilate, this will be the first chance for some fans to see Jalen Smith, Aaron Wiggins, Eric Ayala and the rest of Maryland’s freshmen. Here’s an in-depth look at what they’ll bring. This game isn’t expected to be close, with KenPom’s numbers projecting a 19-point Maryland win.
Thing is, Maryland-Delware won’t be on any traditional cable channel.
Maryland-Delaware game time, TV channel, how to watch online, odds
Game time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Odds: Maryland’s favored by about 19.5, depending on where you look.
Channel: BTN Plus (Jarred Belman & Noah Gross)
Live stream link (if you have a BTN Plus subscription): BTN2go.com
Radio: 105.7 FM (Balt) / 980AM (DC) - Johnny Holliday, Chris Knoche & Walt Williams; WMUC Sports
Wait, what’s BTN Plus?
It’s Big Ten Network’s add-on streaming service. It’s different from the regular ol’ BTN2Go, which is free if you get BTN on your cable subscription. BTN Plus is extra. It costs $9.95 for a one-month subscription, which you’d need to watch this game and Maryland’s Nov. 16 game against Hofstra.
Sorry if I’m the bearer of bad news here.
In other news
Bruno Fernando starts this season as Maryland’s “fuel,” writes Emily Giambalvo at The Washington Post.
At InsideMDSports, Josh Stirn outlines how Maryland rarely has hometown duos like Baltimore’s Jalen Smith and Darryl Morsell.
In The Baltimore Sun, Don Markus covers how Mark Turgeon is confident before what he hopes is a bounce-back season.