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MM 11.10: Maryland men’s basketball to host La Salle Dec. 22

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 host the La Salle Explorers on Dec. 22, the team’s newest opponent announced in its non-conference schedule Monday.

This is the Terps’ sixth non-conference game on the schedule thus far, as games against Old Dominion, Navy, Mount St. Mary’s, George Mason and Clemson — the only away game — have been confirmed.

The game will be just the fourth meeting between the two teams and the first since Dec. 27, 1994, a 96-80 Terps win at Cole Field House. Maryland owns a 3-0 record against La Salle that dates back to the 1983 Maryland Invitational Tournament in College Park, when the Terps knocked off the Explorers, 96-83, to win the tourney.

With the team also scheduled to host the George Mason Patriots for the second straight year on Dec. 4, this will be Maryland’s second game against an Atlantic-10 opponent.

In Other News

Rakim Jarrett was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week after hauling in five grabs for 144 yards and two touchdowns — the first of his career — in Maryland football’s 35-19 victory at Penn State.

Maryland men’s basketball — which finished No. 12 in the final AP poll in March — didn’t receive a single vote in the preseason poll released yesterday.

However, several other Big Ten basketball schools were ranked.

Former Terp J.C. Jackson continues to be a ballhawk for the New England Patriots, with his fifth interception against the Jets putting him in the league lead for interceptions.

Maryland basketball gave Terp fans a taste of what to expect from freshman forward Arnaud Revaz.

Get to know one of the newest members of the Maryland women’s basketball team.

Current Maryland field hockey players Hannah Bond and Mayv Clune, along with alumn Susie Rowe, have been playing club field hockey at England’s Sevenoaks Hockey Club, located just outside of London.