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It's hard to think about college basketball when it's 80 degrees outside -- just ask folks in Miami -- but Gary Williams is about to start his 20th season at Maryland.

The Terps will hold Media Day this afternoon at Comcast Center, and they will have Maryland Madness tomorrow night. (Thankfully, they are starting around 7:30 and will be done by 10.)

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I definitely have mixed feelings about what to expect.

The realist in me says it's going to be a long winter in College Park, sort of an extension of the start and finish to last season. The Terps are going to have a tough time replacing James Gist's production (on most nights) and Bambale Osby's toughness (on most nights) and they have only one proven scorer in Greivis Vasquez.

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The historian in me says that Williams is always at his best when things appear to be at their worst. Remember when Walt Williams broke his leg and the Terps figured out how to score -- and win -- with the likes of Vince Broadnax? Remember when they lost five of six ACC games in 2000-01 before landing in the school's first Final Four?

I know that I can't wait to see how freshman Sean Mosley looks -- and plays -- in a Maryland uniform. I am curious to see if the rumors I'm hearing about Braxton Dupree being in shape are true. I wonder if Vasquez is going to be the point guard again, if Eric Hayes regains his confidence, if Adrian Bowie builds on some strong performances as a freshman, if Landon Milbourne and Cliff Tucker have turned their athleticism into solid all-around games.

What are you wondering about, and what, if anything, are you looking forward to seeing happen with the Terps this season?

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