Those who didn't get a chance to attend last Friday's Maryland Madness, and even those who did, can get a better look at this year's men's team Saturday at Comcast Center. The Terps will hold their first preseason scrimmage beginning at 12:15 p.m.
I think the most intriguing matchup will be between the team's two true point guards, Eric Hayes and Adrian Bowie.
After drawing comparisons to Steve Blake as a freshman, Hayes was moved off the ball as a sophomore and struggled with his consistency most of the season. It didn't help that he sustained a high ankle sprain in early January and never fully recovered.
Hayes' injury opened the door for Bowie to get minutes. Though inconsistent himself, Bowie looks as if he has improved his shooting range. For him to take over at the point this year, Bowie will have to be more reliable with the ball.
Having not seen the team practice yet, I would give the edge to Hayes since Gary Williams always seems to be loyal to his upperclassmen. But Bowie's athleticism and his short bursts of dominance might put him over the top.
Who would you like to see start at point guard this season?