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Maryland basketball vs. Clemson: talk about the game

Good afternoon/evening.

Maryland visits Clemson on Tuesday night for an ESPNU-televised game. Both teams are reeling: The Terrapins are 1-5 over their last six games and the Tigers are 2-5 over their last seven games, the last of which was a 67-65 loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Maryland has lost eight straight road games dating back to last season. The Terrapins’ last road win came on Jan. 30, 2011, at Georgia Tech. Maryland also hasn’t won at Littlejohn Coliseum since February 2007.

Terrapins center Alex Len is slowly getting “Americanized,” Liz Clarke writes in her game advance. Clemson, meanwhile, has lost its conference games by an average margin of 3.6 points, and “we’re six or seven possessions away from really being in that conversation right now,” senior guard Tanner Smith told The State.


Record: 13-9, 3-5 ACC.

RPI rank: 99.

SOS rank: 54.

Ken Pomeroy rank: 135.


Record: 11-11, 3-5.

RPI rank: 168.

SOS rank: 136.

Ken Pomeroy rank: 91.

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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