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Maryland basketball to open 2018-19 season vs. Delaware, per report

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Maryland men’s basketball will reportedly open its 2018-19 season at home against Delaware, per Jon Rothstein.

The Terps lead the all-time series 3-2, with the home team taking each game. Delaware has the most lopsided win in the series, a 52-3 drubbing in 1908. Maryland has won each of the last three games, the most recent of which was a 30-point win in 2007.

Last year, the Terps opened the season against Stony Brook at the Nassau Coliseum, winning 76-61. Maryland has won each of its last four season openers, dating all the way back to a one-point loss to No. 18 Connecticut at Barclays Center in 2013.

The Fighting Blue Hens haven’t had a winning record since the 2013-14 season, when they went 25-10. Maryland’s out-of-conference strength of schedule is already weaker than usual without a Gavitt Games opponent, so playing Delaware is better than a team like Mount St. Mary’s, but still doesn’t add much.

In other news

We have a new podcast! The first episode of ouTTakes explores the lives of Darryl Morsell and Reese Mona, their takes on the Campus Challenge and our experiences being students on campus running into athletes.

Maryland men’s soccer released its schedule Tuesday. It’s familiarly competitive, and features marquee matchups against three-time defending champion Stanford and UCLA and rivalry renewal at newly-minted Audi Field against Virginia.

Maryland baseball will be playing for its Big Ten tournament life this weekend at Indiana. Here are all the scenarios in which the Terps do (and don’t) make the postseason.

SB Nation’s newest NBA mock draft has Kevin Huerter going 27th overall to the Boston Celtics. Their rationale:

Huerter is a 6’7 guard who can make it rain from three (41 percent), is a smart decision maker and an OK enough defender. Most expect him to return to school, but if he stays in, he’d be a smart gamble for a team looking for a knockdown shooter.

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