Maryland basketball announces non-conference schedule for 2019-20

July 31, 2019 | WNST Staff


COLLEGE PARK, Md. Maryland men’s basketball head coach Mark Turgeon has announced the program’s 2019-20 non-conference schedule, featuring a home date against Notre Dame, a road trip to Seton Hall and neutral site games against a tough field at the Orlando Invitational.

Ranked in the top-10 of nearly every national preseason poll, the Terps will host seven non-conference games and one exhibition at XFINITY Center. Among Maryland’s returning players are senior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. and sophomore forward Jalen Smith, who were ranked ninth and 18th, respectively, among returning players nationally by Andy Katz.

The Terrapins will open the 101st season of Maryland basketball against Holy Cross (Nov. 5), Rhode Island (Nov. 9), Oakland (Nov. 16), Fairfield (Nov. 19) and George Mason (Nov. 22).

Maryland will then travel to the Orlando Invitational over Thanksgiving break to take on a talented field that includes Texas A&M, Marquette and USC and has been rated the third-best preseason tournament by Andy Katz. The Terps open the tournament Thursday, Nov. 28, at 11 am against Temple on ESPN2.

Click here for the complete Orlando Invitational schedule.

Upon return from Orlando, the Terps will face Notre Dame (Dec. 4) in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge before playing a pair of Big Ten Conference games that will be announced at a later date.

Maryland then hits the road for a premier matchup against Seton Hall (Dec. 19), which has participated in four straight NCAA Tournaments and is ranked in the top-20 of numerous preseason polls.

The Terps close out their non-conference schedule at home against Bryant (Dec. 29).

Game times and television designations will be announced at a later date.


Date Opponent Series History/Last Meeting Notes
Fri., Nov. 1 Fayetteville State (Exhib.) Coached by Luke D’Allesio, father of former Maryland GA, Alex
Tues., Nov. 5 Holy Cross Maryland leads, 5-0; Jan. 8, 2008 (W, 73-48, H) Terps have won 15 of last 17 openers, including five straight
Sat., Nov. 9 Rhode Island Maryland leads, 2-1; Mar. 7, 1979 (W, 67-65 3ot, NIT) Appeared in two of last three NCAA Tournaments; returns 97% of scoring, 95% of rebounding, 99% of assists
Sat., Nov. 16 Oakland Maryland leads, 1-0; Dec. 27, 2014 (W, 72-56, H) Return top scorer Xavier Hill-Mais (18.3 ppg)
Tues., Nov. 19 Fairfield Maryland leads, 1-0; Nov. 17, 2009 (W, 71-42, H) Part of Orlando Invitational (no effect on bracket)
Fri., Nov. 22 George Mason Maryland leads, 8-0; Dec. 2, 2012 (W, 69-62, N) First meeting since 2012; first in College Park since 2003
Thurs., Nov. 28 Temple (Orlando Invitational) Maryland trails, 4-6; Jan. 21, 2012 (L, 60-73, A) 2019 NCAA Tournament qualifier; Coached by first year HC, Aaron McKie
Fri., Nov. 29 Orlando Invitational   Will play either Texas A&M or Harvard depending on results
Sun., Dec. 1 Orlando Invitational   Field also includes Marquette and USC; ranked third-best tournament by Andy Katz
Wed., Dec. 4 Notre Dame Series tied, 10-10; Jan. 15, 2014 (W, 74-66, H) Returns 7 of top 8 scorers from 2018-19, including 76% of scoring; returns 89% of rebounding
Thurs., Dec. 19 At Seton Hall Maryland trails, 0-1; Dec. 22, 2018 (L, 74-78, H) Has reached 4 straight NCAA Tourneys; projected top-20 in preseason national polls; returns 78% of scoring, 85% of rebounding
Sun., Dec. 29 Bryant Maryland leads, 1-0; Dec. 27, 2008 (W, 72-51, H) Returns top scorers Adam Grant (15.6 ppg) and SaBastian Townes (15.1)