Maryland opens conference schedule Jan. 5, 2013 vs. Virginia Tech
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The University of Maryland men’s basketball team on Wednesday released its 2012-13 schedule, which is highlighted by a season-opener against defending national champion Kentucky and a home-and-home series with Duke and North Carolina.
For the first time the Terps will play an 18-game Atlantic Coast Conference schedule, and in that format will play a home-and-home with Boston College, Duke, Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
Maryland will face Clemson, Georgia Tech, Miami and North Carolina State once, with the contests against the Tigers and Wolfpack taking place in College Park, Md.
The Terps also have 11 games on the schedule against 2012 NCAA Tournament teams, including the season opener against the Wildcats. Maryland and Kentucky will tip off the first college basketball game in the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., at 8:30 on Nov. 9.
“We have a very exciting and competitive schedule this season,” said head coach Mark Turgeon. “Our non-conference schedule features teams from some of the top conferences in the country, including our first game against Kentucky, the defending national champion. We are focused on building upon what we started last season and look forward to the challenge of the start of our very competitive ACC schedule.”
The Terrapins will hold Maryland Madness on Friday, Oct. 12, and play an exhibition game on Friday, Nov. 2 against Indiana University of Pennsylvania in advance of the regular-season home opener against Morehead State on Nov. 12.
In addition to the Kentucky game, the Terps have a busy non-conference schedule in November. Maryland has four home games that month and plays at Northwestern as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 27.
After taking on George Mason at the Verizon Center on Dec. 2, Maryland will play eight straight home games. The homestand stretches into the start of conference play, when Virginia Tech visits Comcast Center on Jan. 5, 2013.
Later in January, the Terps will face a difficult road stretch when they play at North Carolina on Jan. 19, at Duke on Jan. 26 and at Florida State on Jan. 30. The Tar Heels make their return trip to Comcast Center on March 6, while the Blue Devils will visit College Park on Feb. 16.
Regional broadcast selections and times for non-conference games will be announced at a later date.
Season tickets are available for sale. Season tickets in Terrapin Club seating areas are priced at $619. A discounted season option is on sale for $469 and flexible payment methods are available. For more information, fans can contact the Terrapin Ticket Office at 1-800-IM-A-TERP.
2012-13 MARYLAND MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Day Date Opponent
Fri. Nov. 2 IUP (Exhibition)
Fri. Nov. 9 vs. Kentucky (Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Mon. Nov. 12 MOREHEAD STATE
Fri. Nov. 16 LIU-BROOKLYN
Tue. Nov. 20 LAFAYETTE
Sat. Nov. 24 GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Tue. Nov. 27 at Northwestern
Sun. Dec. 2 vs. George Mason (Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.) TBA
Wed. Dec. 5 MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE
Sat. Dec. 8 SOUTH CAROLINA STATE
Wed. Dec. 12 MONMOUTH
Fri. Dec. 21 STONY BROOK
Sat. Dec. 29 DELAWARE STATE
Tue. Jan. 1 IUPUI
Sat. Jan. 5 VIRGINIA TECH*
Wed. Jan. 9 FLORIDA STATE*
Sun. Jan. 13 at Miami*
Wed. Jan. 16 NC STATE*
Sat. Jan. 19 at North Carolina*
Tue. Jan. 22 BOSTON COLLEGE*
Sat. Jan. 26 at Duke*
Wed. Jan. 30 at Florida State*
Sat. Feb. 2 WAKE FOREST*
Thur. Feb. 7 at Virginia Tech*
Sun. Feb. 10 VIRGINIA*
Sat. Feb. 16 DUKE*
Tue. Feb. 19 at Boston College*
Sat. Feb. 23 CLEMSON*
Wed. Feb. 27 at Georgia Tech*
Sat. March 2 at Wake Forest*
Wed. March 6 NORTH CAROLINA*
Sun. March 10 at Virginia*
March 14-17 at ACC Tournament (Greensboro, N.C.)
March 19 & 20 at NCAA First Round (Dayton)
March 21 & 23 at NCAA Second & Third Rounds (Auburn Hills, Lexington, Salt Lake City, San Jose)
March 22 & 24 at NCAA Second & Third Rounds (Austin, Dayton, Kansas City, Philadelphia)
March 28 & 30 at NCAA Regionals (Washington, D.C., Los Angeles)
March 29 & 31 at NCAA Regionals (Arlington, Indianapolis)
Apr. 6 & 8 at NCAA Final Four (Atlanta)
* – Atlantic Coast Conference game
All times and dates subject to change (times for non-conference home games subject to change with regional TV selections);
All times Eastern; Home games played at Comcast Center (17,950) listed in BOLD CAPS
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