Terps men’s basketball will play Arizona State; women’s basketball releases nonconference schedule


(Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

The Maryland men’s basketball team will play Arizona State on Nov. 24 in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic, according to matchups announced Wednesday by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, which sponsors the event.

The Terrapins and Sun Devils will tip off at at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., at 7 p.m. Eastern time in a game scheduled for broadcast on ESPNU. Alabama and Iowa State will play in the night’s second matchup, at 9:30. The losers of each game will play a consolation game at 7 p.m. on Nov. 25, followed by the championship game at 9:30 p.m.

The tournament is part of a weekend event that will feature former Maryland coach Gary Williams’s enshrinement in the National Collegiate Basketball of Fame, which adjoins Sprint Center. Williams, Maryland’s all-time winningest men’s basketball coach, is also set to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this Friday in Springfield, Mass.

In the past each of the four schools in the Hall of Fame Classic’s “championship round” have also each hosted a precursor game before the event. Maryland’s opponent and the date for that game have not yet been announced.

Update, 4:40 p.m.: As a precursor to the event’s “championship round” in Kansas City, Maryland will host games against Monmouth and Central Connecticut State, according to a person with knowledge of the schedule. Dates for those games are to be determined.

(Associated Press) (Associated Press)

Also on Wednesday, the Maryland’s women’s basketball team released its 2014 nonconference schedule, which includes a Final Four rematch against Notre Dame and an early season trip to Puerto Rico.

The Terrapins will meet the Irish as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 3 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind. In their last meeting, Notre Dame defeated Maryland, 87-61, in the NCAA tournament semifinals on April 6 before losing the national title game to Connecticut.

Maryland will open the season at home against Mount St. Mary’s on Nov. 14, and two days later will host Wagner. The following week, it will host South Florida before visiting George Washington on Nov. 22. The Terps will then host Loyola the following Monday at 7 p.m, which will precede the Thanksgiving holiday trip to Puerto Rico to play in the San Juan Shootout. The Terps will meet James Madison Nov. 28 and Washington State on Nov. 29.

Maryland will wrap up its nonleague slate with home matchups against Towson (Dec. 7), American (Dec. 12) and then will travel to Coppin State on Dec. 21.

Roman Stubbs covers the University of Maryland athletics for The Washington Post.

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