#7 Maryland vs Holy Cross

11/5/2019 9:18:34 AM

College basketball is here, folks!

The Terps kick off the season against Holy Cross tonight. 

This is Mark Turgeon’s deepest team to date and the Terps are highly ranked for the first time in his tenure.

Much has been made of the offseason improvements of Jalen Smith. He has bulked up significantly and seems poised to take on the rebounding and toughness mantle from the departed Bruno Fernando.

This team will rise and fall on the success and failures of Smith and Ant Cowan. That said, the Terps are deep. They can go big with Mitchell and Smith or they can go small with an assortment of backcourt players.

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of this season is what happens in January after the return of 7’3 Chol Marial. This kid is a defensive powerhouse and can shoot threes. He has the potential to catapult the Terps into the national title conversation.

It all starts tonight. Time to get excited folks.

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