Unlike the 2019-20 season when it participated in the Orlando Invitational, Maryland men’s basketball doesn’t appear to be traveling for a Thanksgiving tournament for the 2020-21 season.
Though the Maryland Showcase is a multi-venue event, which will feature San Jose State, California Baptist and Duquesne along with the Terps, Maryland will be home for all three of its games, hosting the Spartans Nov. 16, the Dukes Nov. 22 and the Lancers Nov. 25.
Duquesne finished the 2019-20 season tied for fifth with St. Bonaventure in the Atlantic 10 standings with an 11-7 conference record and a 21-9 overall record, California Baptist came in second in the WAC with a 10-6 conference record and a 21-10 overall record, while San Jose State ended the season with a 3-15 Mountain West conference record and a 7-24 overall record, including a 10-game losing streak do end the season. The teams finished 95, 202 and 290, respectively, in KemPom’s final rankings.
Though their opponents may not be big name nonconference foes, these games will prove to be crucial for the Terps, who are currently a borderline tournament team after the departures of Anthony Cowan Jr. and Jalen Smith, as well as missing out on some key transfers this offseason.
Maryland went 16-1 at the Xfinity Center last season, including a 83-70 victory over Michigan that captured a share of the Big Ten regular season title.
In other news
Maryland women’s basketball’s Kaila Charles was selected as the 23rd overall selection by the Connecticut Sun in WNBA Draft Friday.
Her former teammate Taylor Mikesell entered the transfer portal Friday, which came as quite a surprise.
Our NFL Draft coverage continued Friday with a breakdown of linebacker Keandre Jones.
There’s officially a Terp trio in Connecticut.
Sun head coach Curt Miller discussed what went into drafting Kaila Charles.
CT Sun head coach Curt Miller says Kaila Charles was in the top 10 of the team's big board for the last two months.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) April 18, 2020
He said the Sun were willing to trade up higher in the second round for Charles, but they were able to stay put at No. 23 overall and still draft the former Terp.
Miller noted that Charles is great at driving with the basketball and playing in the open floor.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) April 18, 2020
He also noted "respect" for her touch around the basket, particularly from 15 feet and in.
Charles shot 50% from the floor in her senior season at Maryland.
Did you catch Keith Book in ESPN’s Last Dance documentary Sunday night?
Maryland football highlighted Sean Christie and Marcus Lewis this weekend.
"I aspire to be great and get better each and every day I work on my craft."@seanchristie77 brings effort and attitude to the field and in the locker room all day long.#VirtualProDay pic.twitter.com/k2R2DxVLxl— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) April 18, 2020
What three are you going with?
All this— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) April 17, 2020
Pick your 3️⃣, home/road/alternate! pic.twitter.com/kzaVNi07aX
Marcus Finger was named to the All-Decade team.
What could have been?
Maryland women’s lacrosse’s Kali Hartshorn leaves the program as one of the best.
Second all-time in program history with 421 draw controls ✔️— Maryland Women's Lacrosse (@MarylandWLax) April 19, 2020
154 goals and 201 points ✔️
2017 B1G Freshman of the Year ✔️
2019 All-American ✔️
And of course a two-time national champion @kalihartshorn: an Terp ❤️ pic.twitter.com/CwYUDOANXL
Some positive news from the lacrosse community came out over the weekend.
When you are looking for good news and you find it! Congrats to Jack, his family, his community and @BatesLacrosse A great tribute to the awesome healthcare workers working so hard on the front lines. You are true heroes! #InThisTogether #bethebest #heroes #lacrossefamily https://t.co/BFNXpCoa75— John Tillman (@CoachTillman1) April 17, 2020