Maryland basketball vs. Virginia Tech: talk about the game

Good afternoon.

Maryland and Virginia Tech tip off Saturday afternoon, with both teams in a bit of a rut entering the game at Comcast Center (TV: WTTG-5 in the Washington area, WNUV-54 in Baltimore). The Terrapins have lost three straight, while the Hokies’ lone win in six games this calendar year came last Sunday against No. 19 Virginia.

The Terrapins say they got a boost from the riled-up crowd that attended Wednesday’s game against Duke. For the Hokies, this year’s game at Comcast Center will have a different feel now that Malcolm “worst fans ever” Delaney and Jeff “Maryland fans are No. 1” Allen are gone.

MARYLAND AT A GLANCE

Record: 12-7, 2-3 ACC.

RPI rank: 102

Strength of schedule rank: 90

Ken Pomeroy rank: 157

VIRGINIA TECH AT A GLANCE

Record: 12-8, 1-4 ACC.

RPI rank: 77

Strength of schedule rank: 36

Ken Pomeroy rank: 51

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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