Right on schedule

An appearance in the Old Spice Classic, as well as home-and-home series with North Carolina and Duke, highlight the University of Maryland men's basketball schedule for 2008-09 released yesterday.

The Terps' nonconference schedule includes three games in Orlando, Fla., in the Old Spice Classic at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex. The Terrapins open against Michigan State, one of six opponents that appeared in the 2008 NCAA tournament. Four other NCAA participants from 2008 are in the Old Spice Classic field: Tennessee, Siena, Gonzaga and Georgetown.


Maryland will play 11 opponents that played in the postseason a year ago and could face a 12th in Oklahoma State.

The Terps will also play home-and-home series in conference against Virginia, Georgia Tech and Miami. They play Boston College, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech once each at Comcast Center during the season.


Other highlights include an ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup at Comcast Center against Michigan, a game against George Washington in the BB&T; Classic at Verizon Center in Washington, and nonconference home games against two opponents that won the regular-season title in their respective leagues - Morgan State (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) and American (Patriot).

Day Date Opponent Time TV

Sat. Nov. 8 NORTHWOOD (exhib.) 2 None

Fri. Nov. 14 BUCKNELL 8 None

Tue. Nov. 18 YOUNGSTOWN ST. 8 None

Fri. Nov. 21 VERMONT 8 None

Thu. Nov. 27 Michigan St. 7 ESPN2

Fri. Nov. 28 Gonzaga/Okla. St. TBA TBA


Sun. Nov. 30 TBA TBA TBA

Wed. Dec. 3 MICHIGAN 7:30 ESPNU

Sun. Dec. 7 George Washington TBA TBA

Fri. Dec. 12 DELAWARE ST. 8 CSN

Mon. Dec. 22 AMERICAN 9 CSN

Sat. Dec. 27 BRYANT 2 CSN


Tue. Dec. 30 ELON 8 None

Sat. Jan. 3 CHARLOTTE Noon or 1 CSN

Wed. Jan. 7 MORGAN ST. 8 CSN

Sat. Jan. 10 GEORGIA TECH* Noon Raycom

Wed. Jan. 14 at Miami* 9 Raycom

Sat. Jan. 17 at Florida St.* Noon Raycom


Tue. Jan. 20 VIRGINIA* 8 Raycom

Sat. Jan. 24 at Duke* Noon ESPN


Sat. Jan. 31 MIAMI* 8 Raycom

Tue. Feb. 3 at North Carolina* 8 Raycom/ESPN2 Sun. Feb. 8 at Georgia Tech* 7:30 FSN

Sat. Feb. 14 VIRGINIA TECH* 4 Raycom


Tue. Feb. 17 at Clemson* 7:30 ESPN2

Sat. Feb. 21 NORTH CAROLINA* 3:30 Chs. 2, 7

Wed. Feb. 25 DUKE* 9 ESPN

Sun. March 1 at N.C. State* 7:30 FSN

Tue. March 3 WAKE FOREST* 9 RSN

Sat. March 7 at Virginia* 3:30 Chs. 2, 7


March 12-15 ACC tournament TBA TBA

All times p.m.; home games in capital letters. *- ACC game.