Maryland basketball vs. Temple: Talk about the game

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The a.m. special between Maryland and Temple tips off at 11 a.m. (TV: ESPNU).

Maryland freshman center Alex Len is looking to shake off a slump after his strong start.

Maryland at a glance

Record: 12-5.

RPI rank: 91.

Strength of schedule rank: 108.

Ken Pomeroy rank:160.

What others are saying: Mark Turgeon: “we don't have the guts or the toughness” to overcome tough foes on the road (Baltimore Sun). . . . More on Alex Len’s struggles (Carroll County Times).

Temple at a glance

Record: 12-5.

RPI rank: 20.

Strength of schedule rank: 16.

Ken Pomeroy rank: 50.

What others are saying: Temple is 2-3 in Saturday games this season (Owls Inq). . . . Temple guard Juan Fernandez broke out of his shooting slump earlier this week against La Salle (Philadelphia Enqurier).

This is your open thread. Feel free to offer up predictions, reactions, celebrations, etc., in the comments.

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.

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