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Maryland men's basketball schedule released

Nov. 8: Seattle, 8 (Comcast SportsNet)*
Nov. 10: College of Charleston, 7 (ESPNU)*
Nov. 14: Maine, 2 (Comcast SportsNet)
Nov. 18: Pittsburgh, 7 (ESPN2)*
Nov. 19 Texas/Illinois, 5/7 (ESPN2)*
Nov. 23: Delaware State, 8
Nov. 26: Elon, 8 (Comcast SportsNet)
Dec. 1: at Penn State, 9:15 (ESPN2)
Dec. 5 Temple, 8 (MASN)**
Dec. 8: UNC Greensboro, 7:30 (Comcast SportsNet)
Dec. 12: Boston College, 4 (Fox Sports Network)
Dec. 22: NJIT, 8
Dec. 29: North Florida, 8
Jan. 4: Colgate, 8 (Comcast SportsNet)
Jan. 9: at Duke, 8 (Fox Sports Net)
Jan. 12: at Wake Forest, 8 (Raycom)
Jan. 15: at Villanova, 1 (CBS)
Jan. 20: Virginia Tech, 9 (ESPN/ESPN2)
Jan. 22: Clemson, 2:30 (Raycom)
Jan. 27: at Virginia, 7 (Comcast SportsNet)
Jan. 30: at Georgia Tech, 7:45 (Fox Sports Network)
Feb. 2: Duke, 9 (ESPN)
Feb. 5: Wake Forest, 1 (Raycom)
Feb. 9: Longwood, 8
Feb. 12: at Boston College, 1 (Raycom)
Feb. 15: at Virginia Tech, 8 (Raycom)
Feb. 20: North Carolina State, 5:30 (Fox Sports Network)
Feb. 23: Florida State, 9 (Raycom)
Feb. 27: at North Carolina, 7:45 (Fox Sports Network)
March 2: at Miami, 7 (ESPNU)
March 5: Virginia, 2 (Raycom)
March 10-13: ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C.
*Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
**BB&T Classic

By Matt Bonesteel  |  September 2, 2010; 3:25 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Comments

Guess you can write in the L's for 1/9 and 2/2 now. Couch burnings to start around 11pm on 2/2.

Posted by: dcborn61 | September 2, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

we prefer to burn couches when we win. so yes, couch burning will begin around 11pm on 2/2

Posted by: aubartolomei | September 2, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Elon? NJIT? Maine?

Posted by: erniegogo | September 2, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Elon? NJIT? Maine?

Posted by: erniegogo | September 2, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Are you kidding me? Every team has a few cupcakes on the schedule. MD has a pretty tough out of conference schedule if you want to examine its entirety.

Pitt
Texas/Illinois
@Penn St.
Temple
@Villanova

Come on. Tell they've had a tougher out of conference schedule than that in recent years...

Posted by: RickyBobby | September 2, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

It's a little frustrating that the Terps can't get at least one decent non-conference opponent to come to Comcast. With the Terps saddled with the trip to Happy Valley in the Challenge, Gary should have really pushed to get a big-name school to initiate a home-at-home this year at Comcast.

Looking at the home slate, their best non-con home game is probably against Charleston and Bobby Cremmins. If the Terps didn't get an automatic bid to MSG,I would be really worried about that one.

I do wish Gary would try to get a better non-con opponent in the middle of the conference slate. This is the second year we've used Longwood in the middle of the ACC schedule, and while a game like that can be helpful to refocus the team and work on things you wouldn't normally be able to do against a quality opponent, I just don't think it is of any greater use than a bye week.

If only Gary had scheduled St. Joseph's, LaSalle, and Penn, we could have competed in the Big 5.

Posted by: Russtinator | September 3, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Russtinator, normally I agree with you but the Terps DO have an extremely tough non conference opponent in the middle of acc season already: Villanova. We play them after we've already played the likes of Boston College, Wake, and Duke. We almost never have an out of conference opponent in February, so having Longwood there is intended to be like a bye.

Lastly, to the other guy who complained about our cupcake schedule: Please folks, can we try to keep the insanely idiotic comments on here to a minimum this season? It's amazing to me that anyone who comes to the Terps Insider--a place for those who presumably follow either the Terps or the college game--would not know that every single major conference team in college basketball plays some cupcake opponents every single year. Not to mention, this may very well be one of the toughest non conference schedules MD has ever had.

Posted by: Barno1 | September 3, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

This is a very tough schedule. There might be 10 definite wins on here out of 32 possible games. That's barely a third. For a younger team that just lost the majority of it's leadership, we're going to need Bowie and Tucker to step up fast.

And Penn State should be coming here for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. I'm really disappointed with this opponent and would expect us to go against a more notable team.

Posted by: DiehardTerp | September 3, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

'Nova does come after the Terps have played a couple of ACC games, bit it's not what I would call the "middle" of the schedule. The spot where the Longwood game in February is where I'd like to see the Terps schedule a higher profile opponent.

It's definitely is a tougher schedule than years past, but something needs to be done about the quality of the home slate. I'm all for the Terps playing in these tourneys, but they should get at least one good non-con home game each season, and the BB&T game against Temple doesn't count.

Clearly 'Nova got a return game this year, except they get it in a "neutral" building where they played 5 games last season, while the Terps only play at the Phone Booth once a year (hopefully 3 times this year). If you throw out the Charlotte home at home that finished last year, the Terps haven't played a true home-at-home with a quality non-con since 2005-06 when they played a home at home with a substandard Temple team (before that was '02-'03 against Florida).

Tournaments are nice because they give the team a taste of what could come in March, and a loss in one of those doesn't necessarily destroy your season, but an annual home at home series with at least one other major conference team should be something that is always on the Terps' schedule.

Posted by: Russtinator | September 3, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

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