September 6, 2018 at 3:00 PM
This post has been updated with start time and broadcast information.
The Maryland men’s basketball team will play two conference games in December before embarking on a road-heavy slate in January, as revealed in conference schedules released by the Big Ten on Aug. 21.
Maryland will host Penn State on Dec. 1 then visit Purdue on Dec. 6 to open a 20-game conference schedule. Big Ten teams had previously played 18 conference matchups through the season.
Toward the end of January, Maryland will begin a nine-game stretch that features seven games away from College Park, including one against Illinois at Madison Square Garden. That game will be part of the Big Ten’s “Super Saturday: College Hoops & Hockey” doubleheader on Jan. 26.
The Terrapins will face 2018 NCAA tournament runner-up Michigan in Ann Arbor on Feb. 16 and at home on March 3. After the second game against the Wolverines, Maryland will conclude its conference schedule with a home game against Minnesota.
The conference tournament will return to Chicago from March 13 through 17 after being held the past two years in Washington and New York, respectively.
Last year, Maryland finished eighth in the 14-team Big Ten with an 8-10 conference record and lost to Wisconsin when it began the conference tournament last year in the second round.
Maryland’s nonconference schedule has already been released and includes games against five 2018 NCAA tournament participants — Loyola Chicago, Marshall, Radford, Seton Hall and Virginia.
Oct. 30: Lynn University (exhibition), 7 p.m., Big Ten Network Plus
Nov. 6: Delaware, 7:30, BTN Plus
Nov. 9: at Navy in Veterans Classic, 8:30, CBS Sports Network
Nov. 12: North Carolina A&T;, 7, ESPNU
Nov. 16: Hofstra, 7, BTN Plus
Nov. 18: Mount St. Mary’s, 4, BTN
Nov. 23: Marshall, 6, BTN
Nov. 28: Virginia in ACC-Big Ten Challenge, 7:15, ESPN or ESPN2
Dec. 1: Penn State, 1, BTN
Dec. 6: at Purdue, 7, BTN
Dec. 8: vs. Loyola Chicago at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, 4, BTN
Dec. 11: Loyola (Md.), 7, BTN
Dec. 22: Seton Hall, 5:30, Fox Sports 1
Dec. 29: Radford, 6, ESPNU
Jan. 2: Nebraska, 6:30, BTN
Jan. 5: at Rutgers, 2, BTN
Jan. 8: at Minnesota, 7, BTN
Jan. 11: Indiana, 7, FS1
Jan. 14: Wisconsin, 8:30, FS1
Jan. 18: at Ohio State, 6:30, FS1
Jan. 21: at Michigan State, 6:30, FS1
Jan. 26: vs. Illinois at Madison Square Garden in New York, noon, BTN
Jan. 29: Northwestern, 6:30, FS1
Feb. 1: at Wisconsin, 9, FS1
Feb. 6: at Nebraska, 7, BTN
Feb. 12: Purdue, 6:30, BTN
Feb. 16: at Michigan, noon, Fox
Feb. 19: at Iowa, 8, BTN
Feb. 23: Ohio State, 2, ESPN or ESPN2
Feb. 27: at Penn State, 6:30, BTN
March 3: Michigan, 3:45, CBS
March 8: Minnesota, 6:30, FS1
March 13-17: Big Ten tournament in Chicago
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