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Maryland men's basketball team to open Big Ten schedule at home vs. Purdue on Dec. 1

Maryland men's basketball team to open Big Ten schedule at home vs. Purdue on Dec. 1

Maryland will host reigning Big Ten regular-season champion Purdue in this year’s conference opener on Dec. 1, then travel to Illinois two days later as 2017-18 league play starts nearly a month earlier than usual.

The early start to league play is to help compensate for the Big Ten playing its postseason tournament at New York’s Madison Square Garden a week ahead of the rest of the Power Five conferences.

The Big Ten released its schedule for the upcoming season Wednesday.

The Boilermakers, who saw Big Ten Player of the Year Caleb Swanigan leave after his sophomore year, will be one of five schools the Terps will play both home and away....

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