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ODU men's basketball team opens season at Maryland

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Posted at 9:15 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 09:15:07-05

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (ODUSports.com) – The Old Dominion men's basketball team (0-0, 0-0 C-USA) will commence the 2020-21 season at Maryland (0-0, 0-0 Big Ten) on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 2:00 p.m. ET in College Park, Md. at the XFINITY Center (no fans in attendance). Wednesday afternoon's game will stream on the Big Ten Network+ (BTN+).

For more information on the BTN+, please CLICK HERE.

Wednesday afternoon's game will also air across the ODU Sports Radio Network, with Doug Ripley's live pregame show beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Live Stats link for Wednesday's contest at Maryland: CLICK HERE.

Wednesday afternoon will mark the sixth time these two programs have met, as Maryland leads the all-time series, 4-1. These two schools first met during the 1982-83 season, in a game the Terps won 87-67. The last time ODU and Maryland played each other was during the 1987-88 season, in a game the Terps claimed a 70-65 victory. Old Dominion's lone win came during the 1986-87 season by an 87-73 score. ODU is 0-2 all-time when playing Maryland in College Park.

The Monarchs return Malik Curry (13.4 ppg), Xavier Green (12.8 ppg) and A.J. Oliver II (11.3 ppg) from last year's starting lineup. Old Dominion was picked to finish fifth in the Conference USA Preseason Poll.

Entering the 2020-21 season, ODU head coach, Jeff Jones, ranks 24th among active coaches for most career Division I wins with 510.

Maryland received 15 votes in the Preseason Coaches Poll after ending last season nationally ranked No. 11 after compiling a 24-7 overall record with a 14-6 mark in league play, which was enough to clinch the Big Ten regular season title.

Terps head coach, Mark Turgeon, is in the midst of 10th season at the helm of the University of Maryland men's basketball team. Turgeon has recorded winning seasons in all nine years and four NCAA Tournaments appearances in the last five applicable seasons.