Terps play 16 games against postseason participants
GREENSBORO, N.C. – A home-and-home series with Duke and North Carolina, as well as non-conference matchups with postseason participants from the Big East, Atlantic-10 and Big Ten highlight the 2011-12 University of Maryland men’s basketball schedule announced Tuesday by the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Terrapins will play at least 16 games against teams that participated in the NCAA or NIT postseason tournaments a year ago. Maryland is currently scheduled to play 12 times in the regular season on national television.
A limited number of season tickets are available for sale to the general public. Fans can take advantage of a six-month, no-interest payment plan and can become a season ticket-holder for as low as $77 per month per ticket. For more information, fans can call the Terrapin Ticket Office at 1-800-IM-A-TERP.
““We have a very challenging schedule set up for this season,” said first-year head coach Mark Turgeon. “The non-conference games will showcase a lot of different styles of play and levels of teams that will help prepare us for the ACC. With a loaded Puerto Rico Tip-Off plus Illinois, Notre Dame and Temple, we should have a solid RPI heading into league play.”
Highlighting the non-conference schedule is a home matchup with Illinois on Nov. 29 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Terrapins’ next game, on Sunday, Dec. 4, will mark their annual trip to play in the BB&T Classic at Verizon Center in Washington, with this year’s opponent being Notre Dame.
Maryland also faces a non-conference battle with a postseason participant from a year ago on Jan. 21 when it plays Temple at the storied Palestra in Philadelphia.
This year’s early-season tournament is the Puerto Rico Tip-Off from Nov. 17 through 20. The Terrapins open with Alabama in the first round, then will face either Colorado or Wichita State in the second round. All three of those teams reached the NIT semifinals last year.
In addition to Duke and North Carolina, Maryland will also play ACC home-and-home series against Virginia, Georgia Tech and Miami. The Terrapins will play one game each at home against Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and Boston College, and will make trips to play their only regular-season meetings with NC State, Florida State and Clemson.
Maryland will play six straight home games between Dec. 7 and Jan. 3 before its conference opener at NC State on Sunday, Jan. 8. The homestand includes a Saturday matinee matchup on New Year’s Eve with Samford University.
Regional broadcast selections for non-conference games will be announced at a later date, with the game times for those contests potentially changing. All conference games carried by either the ACC Network or another regional sports network will also be available on the Internet on ESPN3.com.
The Terrapins make their first Comcast Center appearance under Turgeon on Friday, Oct. 14 when they host Maryland Madness. There will be an exhibition game on Friday, Nov. 4 against Northwood in advance of the regular-season home opener against UNC Wilmington on Nov. 13.
2011-12 MARYLAND MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Day Date Opponent Time Television
Fri. Nov. 4 NORTHWOOD (Exhibition) 8:00 —
Sun. Nov. 13 UNC WILMINGTON 8:00 TBD
Thu. Nov. 17 vs. Alabama (Puerto Rico Tip-Off) 5:00 ESPN2
Fri. Nov. 18 vs. Colorado or Wichita State (Puerto Rico Tip-Off) TBD —
Sun. Nov. 20 vs. Third-Round Opponent (Puerto Rico Tip-Off) TBD ESPN/ESPN2
Fri. Nov. 25 FLORIDA GULF COAST TBD TBD
Tue. Nov. 29 ILLINOIS (ACC/Big Ten Challenge) 7:30 ESPN
Wed. Dec. 7 MOUNT ST. MARY’S 8:00 TBD
Wed. Dec. 14 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 8:00 ESPNU
Fri. Dec. 23 RADFORD 8:00 TBD
Wed. Dec. 28 ALBANY 8:00 TBD
Sat. Dec. 31 SAMFORD 1:00 TBD
Tue. Jan. 3 CORNELL 8:00 TBD
Sun. Jan. 8 at NC State* 6:00 ESPNU
Wed. Jan. 11 WAKE FOREST* 7:00 RSN
Sun. Jan. 15 GEORGIA TECH* 1:00/4:00 ACC Network
Tue. Jan. 17 at Florida State* 9:00 ESPNU
Sat. Jan. 21 at Temple (Palestra) TBD ESPNU
Wed. Jan. 25 DUKE* 9:00 ESPN
Sat. Jan. 28 VIRGINIA TECH* 2:30 ACC Network
Wed. Feb. 1 at Miami* 8:00 ACC Network
Sat. Feb. 4 NORTH CAROLINA* 4:00 ESPN/ESPN2
Tue. Feb. 7 at Clemson* 7:00 ESPNU
Sat. Feb. 11 at Duke* 4:00 ESPN
Thu. Feb. 16 BOSTON COLLEGE* 9:00 ACC Network
Sat. Feb. 18 at Virginia* 1:00 ACC Network
Tue. Feb. 21 MIAMI* 8:00 ACC Network
Sat. Feb. 25 at Georgia Tech* 2:30 ACC Network
Wed. Feb. 29 at North Carolina* 7:00 ESPN/ESPN2
Sun. Mar. 4 VIRGINIA* 2:00 ACC Network
March 8-11 at ACC Tournament (Atlanta, Ga.)
March 13 & 14 at NCAA First Round (Dayton)
March 15 & 17 at NCAA Second & Third Rounds (Albuquerque, Pittsburgh, Portland, Louisville)
March 16 & 18 at NCAA Second & Third Rounds (Columbus, Greensboro, Nashville, Omaha)
March 22 & 24 at NCAA Regionals (Boston, Phoenix)
March 23 & 25 at NCAA Regionals (St. Louis, Atlanta)
March 31 & Apr. 2 at NCAA Final Four (New Orleans)
* – 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
TV Key – ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU – national broadcasts; ACC Network, Regional Sports Network (RSN); Comcast SportsNet (CSN); Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) – regional broadcasts. TerpsTV available via live stream on www.umterps.com