Allen is expected to make his season debut for the Terps after missing the first 12 games with a foot injury.
It was a big afternoon for Syracuse and Kentucky, which got huge wins on their home court.
Neither Maryland or Boston College has looked particularly impressive this season -- and both need a win in their ACC opener on Thursday.
Wisconsin is playing some of the best basketball in the country -- and the Badgers showed that in their win over Virginia.
Syracuse's Jerami Grant has started off great, as has Pittsburgh's Lamar Patterson. And figure on Maryland coming on strong in February.
It looks like another great week of college basketball -- and it starts on Monday with the Maui Invitational, the Paradise Jam title game, and Marquette-Arizona State.
Alex Len has departed to the NBA, but Mark Turgeon and Maryland are not letting that stand in the way of their quest to reach the first NCAA Tournament of the Turgeon era.
The ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchups were announced Wednesday -- and there are a couple of marquee battles.
Nerlens Noel was rising to the top three of the Freshman of the Year race, but his season-ending ACL injury forces a shuffle at the bottom of the top five.
Maryland's win over Duke puts it in the conversation for an at-large spot, but its work isn't done yet.

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