Terps to play Memphis, Wisconsin

College Basketball

August 19, 2004|By Jeff Zrebiec

Following a season in which it won 20 games and captured the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship, the Maryland men's basketball team will face a daunting schedule in its bid to surpass last season's success.

The Terrapins, who return 11 letter winners, including last year's ACC tournament Most Valuable Player John Gilchrist, could play 18 regular-season games against teams that participated in postseason tournaments last season.

That includes Memphis, a team the Terps will face Nov. 26 in the MassMutual Classic in Springfield, Mass., in the first of at least 11 nationally televised games this year; Wisconsin on Nov. 30 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge; and Temple on Jan. 15. The Terps could also meet Michigan State in the final of the BB&T Classic on Dec. 5 at MCI Center in Washington.

"The ACC schedule is different because we're not playing everybody twice, but that's the way it goes when you expand," said Terps coach Gary Williams, whose team is on a 12-day, five-game tour of Italy. "We'll play half of our schedule against teams ranked in the top 15 in the country. Our schedule, once again, is ranked in the top 10 in the country."

Date Opponent Time

Nov. 5 Bryant-a 8 p.m.

Nov. 13 Carleton (Cnd)-a 1 p.m.

Nov. 19 Jackson State 8 p.m.

Nov. 23 Mercer 8 p.m.

Nov. 26 vs. Memphis-a 9 p.m.

Nov. 30 at Wisconsin-c 9:30 p.m.

Dec. 4 vs. G. Mason-d 1 p.m.

Dec. 5 3rd, 1st 12:30/3 p.m.

Dec. 12 UNC-Asheville 1 p.m.

Dec. 19 Florida State 6 p.m.

Dec. 23 American 8 p.m.

Dec. 28 Liberty 8 p.m.

Jan. 4 Mt. St. Mary's 8 p.m.

Jan. 8 at North Carolina Noon

Jan. 11 at Wake Forest 9 p.m.

Jan. 15 Temple 2 p.m.

Jan. 19 Virginia 9 p.m.

Jan. 23 N.C. State 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 26 at Duke 9 p.m.

Jan. 30 Georiga Tech 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 1 at Clemson 7 p.m.

Feb. 5 at Miami 3 p.m.

Feb. 8 Virginia Tech 9 p.m.

Feb. 12 Duke 9 p.m.

Feb. 16 at N.C. State 9 p.m.

Feb. 19 at Virginia 3:30 p.m.

Feb. 22 Clemson 8 p.m.

Feb. 27 North Carolina 5:30 p.m.

March 5 at Virginia Tech 4 p.m.

March 10-13 at ACC Tour. TBA

a-exhibition. b-Mass Mutal Classic. c-ACC/Big Ten Challenge. d-BB&T Classic.

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