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Maryland to play Richmond in Barclays Center Classic this season

Maryland to play Richmond in Barclays Center Classic this season
Mark Turgeon and the Terps will play Richmond in November in New York. (Rob Carr / Getty Images)

This November, the Maryland men's basketball team will reignite a matchup with an old foe.

The Terps will take on Richmond in the first round of the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y., two sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed. Maryland agreed to play in the tournament this past November.

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The other two teams in the tournament are Kansas State and Boston College. One source confirmed that the tournament will take place Nov. 25 and 26.

The Terps have played Richmond 40 times, but not since the 1982 National Invitation Tournament, when Maryland won 66-50. The Spiders finished 16-16 (7-11 in the Atlantic-10) last season. They last made the NCAA Tournament in 2011, when they reached the Sweet 16 as a No. 12 seed.

Maryland, coming off a 27-9 season and Sweet 16 berth, will lose four starters in 2016-17, but junior point guard Melo Trimble announced last week that he will return.

The Terps also played in the Barclays Center Classic in 2012, when they lost the regular-season opener to then-No. 3 Kentucky, 72-69.

The winners of the Maryland-Richmond and Kansas State-Boston College games will play in the championship Nov. 26, and the losers will play in a consolation game that day. Kansas State (17-16, 5-13 Big 12) and Boston College (7-25, 0-18 Atlantic Coast Conference) both missed the postseason last year.

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