A year after being a better road team than it was at home, Maryland will open its men's basketball season Nov. 10 against Stony Brook at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., coach Mark Turgeon announced Monday.
The Terps, who will be looking for their fourth straight NCAA tournament appearance in Turgeon's seventh season at Maryland, will have their home opener at Xfinity Center two days later against Maryland-Eastern Shore.
The first month of the 2017-2018 season is full of games, with the Terps spending a good deal of time away from College Park. The Stony Brook game is one of four Maryland will play on the road or in neutral settings.
Along with the trip to Long Island, the Terps will also go to Destin, Fla., for the Emerald Coast Classic Nov. 24 and 25, before heading to Syracuse to play the Orange at the Carrier Dome Nov. 27 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
The Terps, who have won four straight holiday tournaments over the past four years, will play St. Bonaventure in the opening round of the Emerald Coast Classic and either Texas Christian or New Mexico the next night.
The marquee home game will take place Nov. 15 against Butler in the Gavitt Tip-Off Games.
Maryland will also open Big Ten play the first week of December, with a home game and a road game to be announced. The Big Ten schedule is expected to be released this month.
The Terps will hold an exhibition game against Randolph-Macon on Nov. 2.
Aside from UMES, the only other local school Maryland will play is UMBC. The Retrievers will play in College Park on Dec. 29, the last non-conference game before the Terps resume Big Ten play.
Here's a look at the non-conference schedule (home games in bold)
Thurs. Nov. 2 vs. Randolph Macon (Exhibition)
Fri. Nov. 10 at Stony Brook (at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
Sun. Nov. 12 vs. UMES
Wed. Nov. 15 vs. Butler (Gavitt Games)
Sat. Nov. 18 vs. Bucknell
Mon. Nov. 20 vs. Jackson State
Fri. Nov. 24 vs. St. Bonaventure (Emerald Coast Classic)
Sat. Nov. 25 vs. TCU/New Mexico (Emerald Coast Classic)
Mon. Nov. 27 at Syracuse (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)
Thurs. Dec. 7 vs. Ohio University
Sat. Dec. 9 vs. Gardner Webb
Tues. Dec. 12 vs. Catholic
Thurs. Dec. 21 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson
Fri. Dec. 29 vs. UMBC