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MM 4.21: Maryland men’s basketball reportedly adds Saint Joseph’s to 2020-21 schedule

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Maryland men’s basketball will host Saint Joseph’s as part of its 2020-21 nonconference slate, college basketball analyst Jon Rothstein reported Monday.

The Hawks join Duquesne, California Baptist and San Jose State as four of the Terps’ nonconference opponents for next season, though no official announcement has been made by the program.

Saint Joseph’s went 6-26 in 2019-20, including a 2-16 record in Atlantic 10 play, to finish 260th in KenPom’s rankings. But unlike Maryland, the Hawks won’t face any major losses coming into next season as they return their top-five leading scorers.

The two programs have only met four times before, with their most recent matchup in 1982. Maryland has a 3-1 edge in the series and will look to extend that when the two squads meet for the first time in nearly 40 years.

In other news

Maryland men’s basketball big man Joshua Tomaic entered the transfer portal Monday, leaving Chol Marial as the Terps’ only player over 6’8.

Did you watch The Last Dance? One can only wonder what matchups between Len Bias and Michael Jordan may have looked like in the NBA.

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Former Terp Yannick Ngakoue’s drama with the Jacksonville Jaguars over a trade request continued Monday.

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Another episode is on the way.

Watch some highlights from Maryland women’s basketball transfer Katie Benzan.

Terps’ freshman Faith Masonius took a look back on her first season in College Park.

Maryland women’s lacrosse players gave thanks to health care workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.