DELAWARE STATE "HORNETS" (5-7; 1-0 MEAC)
VS. MARYLAND "TERPS" (10-1; 0-0 ACC)
Site - College Park, Md. (Comcast Center -17,950)
Date: Sat., Dec. 29, 2012; Tip off - 12:30 p.m.
Television - ESPN3 (Play-by-Play - Byron Kerr; Color Analyst - Glenn Consor)
Live Audio: SFMSports.net
Live Video: ESPN3
Live Stats - www.UMTerps.com
Delaware State Head Coach Greg Jackson (St. Paul's, '80): 186-190 at DSU (13th year); 349-268 career (22nd year); 0-4 vs. Maryland
Maryland Head Coach Mark Turgeon (Kansas, '87): 27-16 at Maryland (Second year); 277-175 career (15th year); 0-0 vs. Delaware State
Maryland (10-1; 0-0 ACC) brings a 10-game win streak into the contest. The Terps are coming off a 76-69 win over Stony Brook in their last outing on Dec. 21. Maryland's Dez Wells and Alex Len led all players with 19 points each. Len also had a game-high nine rebounds in the contest. The Terps have not lost since a 72-69 opening-day setback to then No. 3 Kentucky on Nov. 9 at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
DSU vs. MARYLAND Series (Terps lead 6-0)
The Hornets and Terrapins are meeting for the first time since the 2010-11 season and seventh time overall. Maryland has won the previous six contests. The Terps won the last meeting between the teams 72-54 at the Comcast Center on Nov. 23, 2010. The Terps led 40-21 at the break and were ahead by as many as 29 in the second half. DSU pulled to within 16 with less than three minutes to play. The Hornets are 0-3 all-time at the Comcast Center. Delaware State's most competitive loss against the Terps was 68-54 during the 2005-06 season. DSU and Maryland have each played Northwestern and Maryland-Eastern Shore this season. The Hornets fell to Northwestern 69-50 on Nov. 20 and defeated UMES 76-66 on Dec. 1. The Terps upended Northwestern 77-57 on Nov. 27 and bested UMES 100-68 on Dec. 5.
Delaware State visits Maryland in its third straight contest against a major conference opponent. The Hornets have dropped their last two games to fall to 5-7 this season (1-0 MEAC). DSU is coming off a 71-43 loss to Big East Pittsburgh in its last outing on Dec. 19. The Hornets trailed 31-27 at the half, but was outscored 40-16 in the final 20 minutes. Tahj Tate scored 12 of his DSU-high 19 points in the first half. Casey Walker added eight points for the Hornets. The Pitt contest also snapped a string of two straight overtime games for the Hornets. Delaware State suffered a heart breaking 80-76 overtime loss to Penn State in its previous contest (Dec. 15). The Hornets led 76-73 with 1:13 left in overtime, but were outscored 7-0 the rest of the way. DSU was a 73-67 overtime winner at Delaware the game before that.