COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Maryland women’s basketball team released its 2014 non-conference schedule Wednesday, which includes home matchups against four local foes, a trip to Puerto Rico and their ACC/Big Ten Challenge game at Final Four opponent Notre Dame.
In their first matchup since the 2014 Final Four, the Terrapins will open the season against Mount St. Mary’s at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14. They will host Wagner two days later on Nov. 16.
South Florida, who the Terrapins beat on the road to open last season, will come to College Park for a 7 p.m. game on Wednesday, Nov. 19. Maryland will finish that week with a trip across town to George Washington on Saturday, Nov. 22, then will host Loyola on Monday, Nov. 24.
Maryland will head to Puerto Rico for the San Juan Shootout over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Terps will take on 2014 NCAA Tournament team James Madison on Friday, Nov. 28, then Washington State on Nov. 29.
After their trip to Puerto Rico, the Terrapins will head to Indiana to take on the Fighting Irish on Wednesday, Dec. 3. Due to a scheduling conflict with the men’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Maryland and Notre Dame will play in Fort Wayne at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
The Terps will return home to host Towson and American on Sunday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 12, then will play a noon game at Coppin State on Dec. 21.
The Terrapins will host Goldey-Beacom for an exhibition on Saturday, Nov. 1 and the University of the District of Columbia for an exhibition one week later.
Head coach Brenda Frese and the Terps went 28-7 in the 2013-14 season and made a trip to the Final Four in Nashville. The Terrapins beat Army and Texas in the NCAA First and Second Rounds in College Park, then beat top-seeded Tennessee in the Sweet Sixteen and won at No. 3 Louisville to advance to the Final Four.
The full Big Ten schedule and television information will be available on umterps.com at a later date. For the list of the Terps’ home and away Big Ten opponents, log on to http://www.umterps.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=716399&SPID=120729&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=29700&ATCLID=209421180.