Good afternoon.

We’re about 90 minutes from tip-off of Maryland’s game against No. 16 Alabama in the Puerto Rico Tip-off (TV: ESPN2).

The Terrapins’ mood was light on Wednesday, Liz Clarke writes, but now it’s time to get down to business against a Crimson Tide team that reached the NIT final last season. Also, check out the Associated Press preview of the Maryland-Alabama game.

It’ll be Maryland’s first true test of the season after a season-opening win over UNC Wilmington. Do you think they have a shot? Vote in our poll and follow along with your fellow fanatics in the comments.