On Thursday, the Maryland men’s basketball team formally announced its schedule for the 2013-14 season, the school’s last in the ACC. The Terrapins, who finished 25-13 and 8-10 in conference play last season, will play one ACC game — at Boston College on Dec. 12 — before January because of the additions of Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse to the league.
They open the new year at home on Jan. 4 against Georgia Tech before hitting the road for consecutive night games at Pittsburgh (Jan. 6, 7 p.m.) and Florida State (Jan. 12, 8 p.m.). Maryland then plays three straight games on ESPN affiliates: Notre Dame (Jan. 15, 7 p.m.), at North Carolina State (Jan. 20, 9 p.m.) and Pittsburgh (Jan. 25, 6 p.m.).
The team’s final conference game against Duke comes on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m., televised nationally on ESPN or ESPN2. That is preceded by a road game five days earlier at Virginia. The regular season closes with consecutive home games against Virginia Tech (March 4) and the Cavaliers (March 9 on CBS).
“Our schedule features many of the top basketball programs in the country and we are excited to compete against these outstanding teams,” Coach Mark Turgeon said in a press release. “We have a number of challenging early season matchups, which will prepare us for a very competitive conference schedule.”
The nonconference schedule, previously reported in full here, shook out as expected, with marquee games against Connecticut (Nov. 8 at Barclays Center) and Ohio State (Dec. 4 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge) highlighting the list. Previously unannounced is a Nov. 3 exhibition against Catholic University at Comcast Center.
The full schedule is below. Time TBD if not listed.
Nov. 3: Catholic (exhibition), TBD, TerpsTV
Nov. 8: vs. Connecticut at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2
Nov. 13: Abilene Christian
Nov. 17: Oregon State, TBD, ESPNU
Nov. 22: vs. Marist at Paradise Jam, 5 p.m.
Nov. 23 or 24: vs. Northern Iowa or Loyola Marymount at Paradise Jam
Nov. 25: at Paradise Jam
Nov. 29: Morgan State
Dec. 4: at Ohio State (ACC/Big Ten Challenge), 7 p.m., ESPN2
Dec. 8: vs. George Washington (BB&T Classic at Verizon Center)
Dec. 12: at Boston College, 7 p.m., ESPNU
Dec. 14: Florida Atlantic
Dec. 21: Boston University
Dec. 29: Tulsa, ESPNU
Dec. 31: North Carolina Central
Jan. 4: Georgia Tech, 2 p.m., ACCN
Jan. 6: at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., ESPN2
Jan. 12: at Florida State, 7 p.m., ACCN
Jan. 15: Notre Dame, 7 p.m., ESPN2
Jan. 20: at North Carolina State, 9 p.m., ESPNU
Jan. 25: Pittsburgh, 6 p.m., ESPN2
Jan. 29: Miami, 9 p.m., ACCN
Feb. 1: at Virginia Tech, Noon, ACCN
Feb. 4: at North Carolina, 8 p.m., ACCN
Feb. 8: Florida State, 3 p.m., ESPN2
Feb. 10: at Virginia, 7 p.m., ESPN
Feb. 15: at Duke, 6 p.m., ESPN/2
Feb. 18: Wake Forest, 7 p.m., RSN
Feb. 24: Syracuse, 7 p.m., ESPN
March 2: at Clemson, 1 p.m., ACCN
March 4: Virginia Tech, 8 p.m., ACCN
March 9: Virginia, Noon, CBS
March 12-16: ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C.