The Washington Times - August 17, 2009, 01:32PM

A little basketball nibble on a Monday afternoon …

Looks like another slice of the Maryland basketball schedule is out there, this time in the form of Winston-Salem State.


The Rams’ schedule lists a Dec. 22 visit to Maryland, presumably in College Park and not in Landover.

A quick rundown on Winston-Salem State: A former Division II power, the Rams will be in their fourth Division I season this winter.

The results so far?

2006-07: 5-24, RPI of 304
2007-08: 12-18, RPI of 312
2008-09: 8-22, RPI of 327

So if the recent past is an indication of how things will unfold this season, this pre-Christmas date probably won’t be an RPI helper for the Terps.

Still, it fills a vacancy in a schedule that now looks a little something like this —- at least until the ACC releases the full league schedule, presumably later this month.

Nov. 17: Fairfield
Nov. 23: at Chaminade, 9:30
Nov. 24: vs. Cincinnati/Vanderbilt at Maui Invitational
Nov. 25: vs. Arizona/Colorado/Gonzaga/Wisconsin at Maui Invitational

Dec. 1: at Indiana, 7:30
Dec. 6: vs. Villanova at Verizon Center (BB&T Classic), 7:30
Dec. 22: Winston-Salem State
Dec. 27: Florida Atlantic, 8

Jan. 3: at UNC Greensboro, 2


Clemson (home-and-away)
Duke (home-and-away)
Florida State (home-and-away)
N.C. State (home-and-away)
Virginia (home-and-away)
Georgia Tech (home)
Miami (home)
North Carolina (home)
Boston College (away)
Virginia Tech (away)
Wake Forest (away)

—- Patrick Stevens