Terps, Wake men to scrim­mage in hoops

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A year after los­ing at even­tual na­tional cham­pion Vil­lanova, the Mary­land men’s bas­ket­ball team will take on Wake For­est in this sea­son’s “se­cret scrim­mage” to­day at a neu­tral site in Rich­mond, Va., an ath­letic de­part­ment source said Fri­day. It will be Mark Tur­geon’s first chance to see his team against out­side com­pe­ti­tion. The lineup will fea­ture six new­com­ers, five of whom are fresh­men, as well as four new starters. Mary­land, which lost four starters from last year’s 27-9 team that reached the Sweet 16, opens the reg­u­lar sea­son Nov. 11 against Amer­i­can at Xfin­ity Cen­ter. The Terps had played Vil­lanova two straight years in the closed scrim­mage, re­port­edly beat­ing the Wild­cats be­fore the start of the 2014-15 sea­son on a last-sec­ond 3-pointer in over­time by for­mer star Dez Wells in Col­lege Park. De­tails from last year’s scrim­mage var­ied, though Vil­lanova was re­ported to have won by dou­ble dig­its. The De­mon Dea­cons are coached by for­mer Kansas star Danny Man­ning, who led the Jay­hawks to the na­tional cham­pi­onship a year after Tur­geon grad­u­ated. MORE MEN’S COL­LEGE BAS­KET­BALL: UMES was picked in the Mid-East­ern Ath­letic Con­fer­ence pre­sea­son poll to fin­ish eighth, fol­lowed by Mor­gan State at No. 9 and Cop­pin State at No. 10. Howard was pre­dicted to win the 13-team league. The All-MEAC pre­sea­son sec­ond team in­cluded Bears ju­nior for­ward Phillip Carr and Hawks se­nior for­ward Bakari Copeland. Ea­gles se­nior for­ward Terry Har­ris Jr. (Ken­wood) made the third team. ... Hood and Stevenson were picked in the Mid­dle At­lantic Con­fer­ence Com­mon­wealth to fin­ish tied for sev­enth. Ly­coming was pre­dicted to win the nine-team league. WOMEN’SCOLLEGEBASKETBALL: UMES was picked in the MEAC pre­sea­son poll to fin­ish fourth, fol­lowed by Mor­gan State at No. 5 and Cop­pin State at No. 7. North Carolina A&T State was pre­dicted to win the 13-team league. Hawks red­shirt ju­nior guard-for­ward Mo­en­garoa Subritzky was se­lected for the All-MEAC pre­sea­son first team, Bears ju­nior guard Braen­nan Far­rar for the sec­ond team and Ea­gles se­nior guard Keena Sa­muels for the third team. RAVENS: Out­side line­backer Za’Dar­ius Smith was fined $18,231 for his high hit in the fourth quar­ter on New York Jets quar­ter­back Ryan Fitz­patrick in Sun­day’s 24-16 loss. Smith, who was pe­nal­ized for rough­ing the passer, ap­peared to make con­tact with Fitz­patrick’s head. The flag, which came on a sec­ond-and-19 play, gave the Jets a first down. MORE NFL: Washington waived safety Josh Evans and signed run­ning back Mack Brown from the prac­tice squad. LAU­REL PARK: Jockey Je­vian Toledo capped a four-win af­ter­noon by rallying Colts Neck Sta­bles’ Grade 2-placed home­bred Name Changer in the stretch to cap­ture Fri­day’s fea­tured 10th race. Name Changer ran about 11⁄ miles in 1 minute, 43.42 sec­onds over a fast main track as the 3-2 fa­vorite in a field of nine. Trevor McCarthy, Mary­land’s lead­ing rider this year with 137 wins, will ride to­day after tak­ing off his Fri­day mounts fol­low­ing a spill Thurs­day at Keeneland. McCarthy was sore but es­caped in­jury when his horse, Ger­vais, clipped heels on the first turn of a 2-year-old maiden spe­cial weight event. WOMEN’S SOC­CER: Washington Spirit de­fender Ali Krieger and for­ward Crys­tal Dunn were named to the U.S. na­tional team for ex­hi­bi­tion matches against Ro­ma­nia on Nov. 10 in San Jose, Calif., and Nov. 13 in Car­son, Calif. ... The Spirit signed de­fender Whit­ney Church to a one-year con­tract; the 23-year-old played in 11 reg­u­lar-sea­son matches this year, start­ing seven. —

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