COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon announced the program’s 2021-22 non-conference schedule July 29, featuring a home matchup with former ACC foe Virginia Tech, a meeting with Florida at Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and a Thanksgiving trip to The Bahamas.
Game times and television designations will be announced at a later date.
As previously announced, Maryland will host Virginia Tech at XFINITY Center Wed., Dec. 1, in the Big Ten/ACC Men’s Basketball Challenge. Maryland’s matchup with Florida in Brooklyn will take place Sunday, Dec. 12, while the Terrapins will face veteran-laden Richmond in The Bahamas on Nov. 25 and either Louisville or Mississippi State on Nov. 27.
Maryland returns All-Big Ten guard Eric Ayala and starters Donta Scott and Hakim Hart, and added a number of impact transfers. Among the transfers are forward Qudus Wahab (Georgetown), who was rated the No. 3 overall transfer by CBSSports.com, and veteran guard Fatts Russell (Rhode Island).
Projected to be in the preseason top-25 rankings by virtually every national outlet, the 2021-22 Terrapins open the season Tuesday, Nov. 9, against Quinnipiac. It marks the first meeting in history between the programs.
The Quinnipiac matchup marks the start of a string of three games across five days at XFINITY to open the season, which also includes dates with George Washington (Thurs., Nov. 11) and Vermont (Sat., Nov. 13). Vermont tied for first in the America East Conference regular season last year.
Maryland then hosts George Mason (Wed., Nov. 17) and Hofstra (Fri., Nov. 19), before heading to The Bahamas for Thanksgiving break.
Following meetings with Virginia Tech and Florida, the Terps round out their non-conference schedule with matchups against Loyola (Md.) on Tues., Dec. 28, and Brown on Thurs., Dec. 30.
2021-22 Non-Conference Schedule
|Friday, Nov. 5||FAYETTEVILLE STATE (Exhib.)||College Park, Md.|
|Tuesday, Nov. 9||QUINNIPIAC||College Park, Md.|
|Thursday, Nov. 11||GEORGE WASHINGTON||College Park, Md.|
|Saturday, Nov. 13||VERMONT||College Park, Md.|
|Wednesday, Nov. 17||GEORGE MASON||College Park, Md.|
|Friday, Nov. 19||HOFSTRA||College Park, Md.|
|Thursday, Nov. 25||vs. Richmond||The Bahamas|
|Saturday, Nov. 27||vs. Louisville/Mississippi State||The Bahamas|
|Wednesday, Dec. 1||VIRGINIA TECH||College Park, Md.|
|Sunday, Dec. 12||vs. Florida||Brooklyn, N.Y.|
|Tuesday, Dec. 28||LOYOLA (Md.)||College Park, Md.|
|Thursday, Dec. 30||BROWN||College Park, Md.|
— Maryland Athletics press release
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