As COVID-19 ravages throughout the nation, it is no different in college basketball. Maryland men’s basketball was supposed to play George Mason on Friday, but that game was canceled Wednesday morning because of a positive test in the Patriots program.
Maryland will now host Saint Peter’s on Friday, Dec. 4 at 3 pm. The game will air on Big Ten Network. Maryland and Saint Peter’s have played each other just one time before. That matchup came in 1981 at Cole Field House, where the Terps came away with a 49-42 victory.
The Terps have had multiple schedule changes over the past week. Head coach Mark Turgeon’s squad was supposed to face Monmouth on Dec. 1, but the Hawks faced a bout with coronavirus. The same happened to the replacement opponent, Towson. That game was once again replaced, with the Terps now set to face James Madison University Saturday.
The Maryland women’s basketball game against Coppin State on Saturday was also canceled due to a positive test in the Eagles program. The Terps are set to host Towson Thursday.
That makes three cancelations for Maryland in one day, now five in one week, all due to opponents' coronavirus cases.— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) December 3, 2020
- MBB vs Monmouth on Dec. 1
- MBB vs Towson on Dec. 1
- MBB vs George Mason on Dec. 4
- Football vs Michigan on Dec. 5
- WBB vs Coppin State on Dec. 5 https://t.co/IvalV0VBO8
In other news
Maryland’s football game this Saturday was cancelled after positive tests in Michigan’s program.
Lila and Matt broke down the week of cancellations and shared the latest for football and basketball in the new episode of the Testudo Times Podcast.
Wes took to the film room after Maryland footballs loss this past Saturday.
Maryland football will continue to practice despite the game cancellation this Saturday.
Our game against Michigan has been canceled after Michigan paused football practices.— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) December 2, 2020
We will continue meetings and practice today. Our next game is scheduled to be played against Rutgers on Dec. 12. https://t.co/KDZXgDNhLB
Matt gave some updates from the Maryland women’s basketball press conference.
Continued: "I think that's probably not the area that's surprising for us because we look at the depth off the bench, as well as the starters, and so many players can put the ball in the basket." https://t.co/tsPkG5qTy1— Matt Levine (@MattLevine__) December 2, 2020
Frese on Diamond Miller's (@lovediamond01) development: "It's been great to see her come in with confidence and the ability to want the responsibility. She's so dynamic for us in the way she can shoot the three and she's a three-level scorer who is really difficult to defend."— Matt Levine (@MattLevine__) December 2, 2020
Frese mentioned that she's hoping to get redshirt freshman Zoe Young back sooner than later from an ACL tear that she suffered last season.— Matt Levine (@MattLevine__) December 2, 2020
Young has only been able to participate in shooting drills and non contact drills thus far in her rehab process.
Maryland men's soccer is staying ready for the season.