Maryland has announced its men's basketball schedule for the upcoming season, which includes home-and-home series against both Duke and North Carolina.
The Terps will play an 18-game ACC schedule for the first time, including home-and-home series with Boston College, Duke, Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
This is the last year before Pittsburgh and Syracuse start showing up on the conference schedule. Maryland will play Pitt twice each season.
Maryland, which has perhaps its most touted freshman class since the ones that entered after the 2002 national championship season, opens with an exhibition against IUP on Nov. 2.
Next up is defending national champion Kentucky at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 9.
“The ACC features some of the best teams in the country,” Terps coach Mark Turgeon said in a news release. “We are focused on building upon what we started last season and look forward to the challenge of our very competitive ACC schedule.”
Maryland opens conference play at home against Virginia Tech on Jan. 5.
North Carolina visits Comcast Center on March 6, while the Blue Devils will travel here Feb. 16. Nine of Maryland’s 18 conference games are against teams that reached the NCAA tournament last season.
Other nonconference opponents include Northwestern on Nov. 27 as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and George Mason in the BB&T Classic at Washington's Verizon Center, on Dec. 2.
The 2013 ACC tournament will be held March 14-17 in Greensboro, N.C.
2012-13 MARYLAND MEN'S BASKETBALL ACC SCHEDULE
Date / Opponent / Time / Television
Fri. Nov. 2 / IUP (Exhibition) / TBA
Fri. Nov. 9 / vs. Kentucky (Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.) / 8:30 p.m. / ESPN
Mon. Nov. 12 / MOREHEAD STATE / TBA
Fri. Nov. 16 / LIU-BROOKLYN / TBA
Tues. Nov. 20 / LAFAYETTE / TBA
Sat. Nov. 24 / GEORGIA SOUTHERN / TBA
Tues. Nov. 27 / at Northwestern / 9:15 p.m. / ESPN2
Sun. Dec. 2 / vs. George Mason (Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.) / TBA
Wed. Dec. 5 / MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE / TBA
Sat. Dec. 8 / SOUTH CAROLINA STATE / TBA
Wed. Dec. 12 / MONMOUTH / TBA
Fri. Dec. 21 / STONY BROOK / TBA
Sat. Dec. 29 / DELAWARE STATE / TBA
Tues. Jan. 1 / IUPUI / TBA
Sat. Jan. 5 / VIRGINIA TECH / Noon / ACCN
Wed. Jan. 9 / FLORIDA STATE / 8:00 p.m. / ACCN
Sun. Jan. 13 / at Miami / 8:00 p.m. / ESPNU
Wed. Jan. 16 / NC STATE / 7:00 p.m. / ESPN2
Sat. Jan. 19 / at North Carolina / Noon / ESPN
Tues. Jan. 22 / BOSTON COLLEGE / 9:00 p.m. / ESPNU
Sat. Jan. 26 / at Duke / 1:00 p.m. / CBS
Wed. Jan. 30 / at Florida State / 8:00 p.m. / ACCN
Sat. Feb. 2 / WAKE FOREST / 2:00 p.m. / RSN
Thurs. Feb. 7 / at Virginia Tech / 9:00 p.m. / ACCN
Sun. Feb. 10 / VIRGINIA / 1:00 p.m. / ACCN
Sat. Feb. 16 / DUKE / 6:00 p.m. / ESPN/ESPN2
Tues. Feb. 19 / at Boston College / 9:00 p.m. / ACCN
Sat. Feb. 23 / CLEMSON / Noon / ESPN2
Wed. Feb. 27 / at Georgia Tech / 8:00 p.m. / ACCN
Sat. March 2 / at Wake Forest / Noon / ACCN
Wed. March 6 / NORTH CAROLINA / 7:00 p.m. / ESPN/ESPN2
Sun. March 10 / at Virginia / 6:00 p.m. / ESPNU
Thurs.-Sun. March 14-17 / at ACC Tournament (Greensboro, N.C.)
All times Eastern; Home games played at Comcast Center (17,950) listed in BOLD CAPS