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Men’s Basketball to Play James Madison on Saturday as Replacement for Canceled Towson Game

By Maryland Athletics Staff

The Maryland men’s basketball team will travel to Harrisonburg, Va., to play James Madison at 3 p.m. Saturday. The game was added as a replacement for UMD’s previously scheduled contest against Towson, which was supposed to take place Tuesday but was canceled due to a positive COVID-19 test in the Tigers’ program.

The Terps were originally slated to play Monmouth on Tuesday, but they scheduled the game vs. Towson instead after a member of Monmouth’s “tier 1” group, identified as student-athletes, coaches and support staff, tested positive. Both contests were called off due to Big Ten Conference policy and out of an abundance of caution.

Maryland and James Madison have met just one time, when the Terps defeated the Dukes, 90-76, on Jan. 28, 1987, in Harrisonburg. UMD legend Derrick Lewis famously recorded the first triple-double in program history that night, posting 29 points, 23 rebounds and 12 blocks.

The Terps are off to a 3-0 start this season and received nine votes in this week's AP top-25. They’re next scheduled to face George Mason at 3 p.m. Friday on the Big Ten Network, followed by Saturday’s newly scheduled game vs. James Madison on NBC Sports Washington.

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