Maryland basketball makes an announcement on the big game this season

Maryland basketball announced the final tipoff time of the upcoming season on Tuesday. The Terps’ match-up at Louisville on No. 29, part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, will tip off at either 7 or 7:30 pm and be televised on ESPN/ESPN2.

The program start times and television assignments for the season were announced last week, including nine ESPN network games and several others on BTN and Fox channels.

Via Maryland’s press release:

“The ACC/Big Ten Challenge will take place over three straight days beginning Monday, Nov. 28. The games will be featured across ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU. The Kevin Willard era will officially begin on Nov. 7 as Maryland hosts Niagara (7 pm) at the XFINITY Center as part of a three-game homestand to open the season.

The non-conference schedule will also be highlighted by playing in the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off at Mohegan Sun against Saint Louis (Nov. 19, 1 pm) and either Miami or Providence (Nov. 20, 1/3:30 pm ), facing Louisville in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, and taking on Tennessee (Dec. 11, 4:30 pm) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational. Maryland will also host future Big Ten foe UCLA (Dec. 14, 9 pm) in the XFINITY Center as part of a home-and-home series.

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Willard has brought in an exciting mix of transfers (Jahmir YoungDon Carey, Patrick Emilien, Jahari Long) along with freshmen (Noah Batchelor and Caelum Swanton-Rodger) to go along with key returnees Judge Hart, Julian Reese, Donta Scott for the 2022-23 season.”

Of Maryland’s 25 opponents this season, 14 players in the NCAA Tournament, including Elite Eight teams Miami and Saint Peter’s and Sweet 16 participants Michigan, Providence, Purdue and UCLA playing in the Sweet 16.

In his first year in College Park, Willard will attempt to bridge the gap between the thin roster he inherited from Mark Turgeon and his future vision of the program. The Terps have been picked 10th or lower in all of the preseason Big Ten rankings and aren’t projected by most as a tournament team. But he does have proven impact players in Scott, Young and Hart. Scott, a senior who ranked third on the team in scoring and led the Terps in rebounding and blocked shots last season, has impressed in preseason workouts.

“Maryland’s Donta Scott is down 15-20 pounds since last season. Has completely changed his body. Looks primed for a big year,” national analyst John Rothstein Tweeted last week.

Rothstein also came away impressed by the new point guard Young.

“Like the steadiness, craftiness, and demeanor of Charlotte transfer Jahmir Young. Will be a high usage guy for the Terps. Really gifted offensive player,” he Tweeted.

Date

Time (ET)

Matchup

Network

Mon, Nov. 28

7 p.m

Minnesota at Virginia Tech

ESPN2

9 p.m

Pitt at Northwestern

ESPN2

Tue, Nov. 29

7 or 7:30 p.m

Syracuse at Illinois

ESPN or ESPN2

7 or 7:30 p.m

Maryland at Louisville

ESPN or ESPN2

7 p.m

Penn State at Clemson

ESPNU

9 p.m

Wake Forest at Wisconsin

ESPN2 or ESPNU

9 p.m

Georgia Tech at Iowa

ESPN2 or ESPNU

9:30 p.m

Virginia at Michigan

ESPN

Wed, Nov. 30

7:15 p.m

Ohio State at Duke

ESPN

7:15 p.m

Purdue at Florida State

ESPN2 or ESPNU

7:15 p.m

Rutgers at Miami

ESPN2 or ESPNU

9:15 p.m

North Carolina at Indiana

ESPN

9:15 p.m

Michigan State at Notre Dame

ESPN2

9:15 p.m

Boston College at Nebraska

ESPNU

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