Marquis Teague

Next challenge for Kentucky? The new-look Maryland Terrapins

The next time college basketball fans see Kentucky, the newly crowned national champions will look a lot different.

So will the team the Wildcats will be facing – Maryland.

Neither the countdown nor the buildup for their Nov. 9 matchup at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., has yet to begin, but it’s interesting to speculate what each team will look like.

It’s a given that Kentucky will be starting nearly from scratch, as John Calipari’s teams seem to do on a now yearly basis.

Gone will be Final Four Most Outstanding Player Anthony Davis, as well as fellow freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who is expected to go either right behind Davis at the top of the...