COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Home-and-home match ups with Duke, North Carolina, Miami, Georgia Tech and Virginia highlight the 2011-12 Maryland women’s basketball schedule, released Tuesday. All five of the aforementioned teams were selected to compete in the postseason in 2011.
The Terrapins will play at least 17 games against opponents that competed in either the NCAA or WNIT postseason tournaments in 2011. Ten of those games will be played in College Park.
Eight of the Terps’ games will be televised, including three on the ESPN family of networks. The other five will be shown on RSN, which consists of several regional cable syndicated networks throughout the ACC footprint, including Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports Net South, and New England Sports Network, reaches approximately 24 million households.
Highlighting the early non-conference schedule will be a matchup with Georgetown, who ended the 2010-11 season ranked 14th, on Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. at Comcast Center.
Six local opponents are on the Terps’ non-conference slate. Maryland will welcome Loyola, Georgetown and Towson to Comcast Center, and will travel to UMBC, American and George Mason.
In the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Maryland will play host to 2011 postseason team Michigan for a 7 p.m. game on Nov. 30. This will mark the first meeting between the two teams and both are undefeated in the first four years of the Challenge.
The Terps, who went 24-8 and finished fourth in the ACC last year, will play their first five league games against 2011 postseason participants, including three on the road. They will play single-games at home vs. Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and Boston College, and single road games at Clemson, Florida State and North Carolina State.
The Terrapins open league play at Florida State on Jan. 2 with a 7 p.m. game, then return home for an 8:30 p.m. televised game vs. Georgia Tech on Jan. 6. Two days later, the Terrapins hit the road against to play at North Carolina at 1 p.m. Continuing its road trip, Maryland will take on Miami, who finished second in the league last year, in Coral Gables on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.
Maryland’s last three home games include a Feb. 12 matchup with Miami, which will be shown live on ESPN2 at 2:30 p.m. A week later, the Terrapins will play host to Duke for a 3 p.m. game on Feb. 19, which will also be shown on ESPN2. The Terps close out their home slate with a Feb. 24 game vs. North Carolina at 8:30 p.m. shown on RSN.
The 2011 ACC Tournament will be held March 1-4 at the Greensboro Coliseum. The ACC Semifinals will be shown on ESPNU and the ACC Championship game will be shown on ESPN2.
Maryland will play host to the 2012 NCAA First and Second Rounds March 17 and 19 at Comcast Center.
The Terps will make their first appearance of the season at Maryland Madness on Oct. 14 at Comcast Center. They will play host to Messiah College for an exhibition on Nov. 1 and Holy Family for an exhibition on Nov. 6. Both exhibition games will be at 7 p.m.
2011-12 Maryland Women’s Basketball Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time
Tues. Nov. 1 Messiah College (Exhib.) COLLEGE PARK, Md. 7 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 6 Holy Family (Exhib.) COLLEGE PARK, Md. 7 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 11 LOYOLA (Md.) COLLEGE PARK, Md. 7 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 13 GEORGETOWN COLLEGE PARK, Md. 2 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 16 TOWSON COLLEGE PARK, Md. 7 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 19 UMBC Baltimore, Md. 7 p.m.
Tues. Nov. 22 SAINT JOSEPH’S COLLEGE PARK, Md. 7 p.m.
Florida International Thanksgiving Classic
Fri. Nov. 25 at Florida International Miami, Fla. 6 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 26 Cal State Bakersfield Miami, Fla. 2 p.m.
Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Wed. Nov. 30 MICHIGAN COLLEGE PARK, Md. 7 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 4 at American Washington, D.C. 1 p.m.
Thurs. Dec. 8 DELAWARE STATE COLLEGE PARK, Md. 7 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 11 at George Mason Fairfax, Va. 2 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 28 LAFAYETTE COLLEGE PARK, Md. Noon
Thurs. Dec. 29 DELAWARE/ECU COLLEGE PARK, Md. 7 p.m.
Mon. Jan. 2 at Florida State* Tallahassee, Fla. 7 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 6 GEORGIA TECH* (RSN) COLLEGE PARK, Md. 8:30 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 8 at North Carolina* (RSN) Chapel Hill, N.C. 1 p.m.
Thurs. Jan. 12 at Miami* Coral Gables, Fla. 7 p.m.
Mon. Jan. 16 VIRGINIA* (RSN) COLLEGE PARK, Md. 8:30 p.m.
Thurs. Jan. 19 WAKE FOREST* COLLEGE PARK, Md. 7 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 22 at Duke* (ESPNU) Durham, N.C. 3:30 p.m.
Thurs. Jan. 26 VIRGINIA TECH* COLLEGE PARK, Md. 7 p.m.
Thurs. Feb. 2 BOSTON COLLEGE* COLLEGE PARK, Md. 7 p.m.
Mon. Feb. 6 at Georgia Tech* (RSN) Atlanta, Ga. 7 p.m.
Thurs. Feb. 9 at Clemson* Clemson, S.C. 7 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 12 MIAMI* (ESPN2) COLLEGE PARK, Md. 2:30 p.m.
Thurs. Feb. 16 at Virginia* Charlottesville, Va. 7 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 19 DUKE* (ESPN2) COLLEGE PARK, Md. 3 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 24 NORTH CAROLINA* (RSN) COLLEGE PARK, Md. 8:30 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 26 at North Carolina State* Raleigh, N.C. 2 p.m.
*-denotes ACC game | Home games in BOLD CAPS