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Maryland basketball will play in 2016 Barclays Classic

Terps All-American sophomore point guard Melo Trimble talks about being impressed with the play of his teammates, sophomore swingman Jared Nickens and freshman center Diamond Stone. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)

There must be something about playing in New York that is enticing to Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon.

The Terps, who will play at Madison Square Garden against Connecticut next month in the Jimmy V Classic, have agreed to play in the 2016-17 Barclays Classic in Brooklyn. Boston College, Kansas State and either Richmond or Arkansas will also be in the field. The matchups have yet to be decided.

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A source familiar with Maryland's inclusion in the Barclays Classic confirmed an earlier report by CBS Sports.

It will mark the second time in four years that the Terps play at the Barclays Center in an early-season game. In 2013-14, Maryland opened the season losing by a point to eventual national champion Connecticut in the Barclays Classic.

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The Terps might also find themselves in Brooklyn later this season. According to the latest in ESPN's bracketology, which was released Wednesday, Maryland will be a No. 1 seed in the West Region but will open the tournament playing at the Barclays Center before possibly heading to Denver for the second weekend.

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