Maryland tips off season against Seattle: Turtle Power chat at 8


**Join us in the Turtle Power chat at 8:00 for live coverage from College Park!**

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Good evening from Comcast Center as the Terps are set to tip off the 2010-2011 season by hosting independent Seattle University in the College Park Regional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. Maryland will also host the College of Charleston on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m.

The Terps dominated Div. II Florida Southern in a 106-58 exhibition win last Monday. Seven players scored at least eight points for the Terps, and eight grabbed at least five rebounds in the lone preseason game of the season.

Of course, the Terps will try to replace the massive scoring hole left behind by the departing senior trio of Greivis Vasquez, Eric Hayes, and Landon Milbourne. Seniors Adrian Bowie, Cliff Tucker, and Dino Gregory will now join returning starters Sean Mosley and Jordan Williams in the starting lineup, but don’t sleep on a talented freshmen class that includes guards Pe’Shon Howard and Terrell Stoglin who are both expected to be a part of the rotation — at least early in the season.

While Seattle (17-14 last season) doesn’t pose much of a threat on paper, you might recognize the head coach from NCAA Tournament lore. Cameron Dollar was a key member of the 1995 champion UCLA Bruins and begins his second season as coach of the Redhawks.

Tonight’s game will be televised on Comcast SportsNet with Michael Reghi and Ron Thompson calling the action. Be sure to join us in the Turtle Power chat, starting at 8:00, as Glenn Clark and I will bring coverage from College Park. As always, follow us on Twitter (@WNST) for the latest updates and analysis.