COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland men's basketball head coach Mark Turgeon has announced the program's 2019-20 non-conference schedule, featuring a home date against Notre Dame, a road trip to Seton Hall and neutral site games against a tough field at the Orlando Invitational.
Ranked in the top-10 of nearly every national preseason poll, the Terps will host seven non-conference games and one exhibition at XFINITY Center. Among Maryland's returning players are senior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. and sophomore forward Jalen Smith, who were ranked ninth and 18th, respectively, among returning players nationally by Andy Katz.
The Terrapins will open the 101st season of Maryland basketball against Holy Cross (Nov. 5), Rhode Island (Nov. 9), Oakland (Nov. 16), Fairfield (Nov. 19) and George Mason (Nov. 22).
Maryland will then travel to the Orlando Invitational during Thanksgiving break to take on a talented field that includes Texas A&M, Marquette and USC and has been rated the third-best preseason tournament by Andy Katz. The Terps open the tournament Thursday, Nov. 28, at 11 a.m. against Temple on ESPN2.
Upon return from Orlando, the Terps will face Notre Dame (Dec. 4) in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge before playing a pair of Big Ten Conference games that will be announced at a later date.
Maryland then hits the road for a premier matchup against Seton Hall (Dec. 19), which has participated in four straight NCAA Tournaments and is ranked in the top-20 of numerous preseason polls.
The Terps close out their non-conference schedule at home against Bryant (Dec. 29).
Game times and television designations will be announced at a later date.
Here is the Terps' 2019-2020 non-conference schedule:
Fri., Nov. 1 vs. Fayetteville State (Exhib.)
Tues., Nov. 5 vs. Holy Cross
Sat., Nov. 9 vs. Rhode Island
Sat., Nov. 16 vs. Oakland
Tues., Nov. 19 vs. Fairfield
Fri., Nov. 22 vs. George Mason
Thurs., Nov. 28 vs. Temple (Orlando Invitational)
Fri., Nov. 29 vs. Texas A&M or Harvard (Orlando Invitational)
Sun., Dec. 1 vs. TBD (Orlando Invitational)
Wed., Dec. 4 vs. Notre Dame
Thurs., Dec. 19 at Seton Hall
Sun., Dec. 29 vs. Bryant
-- Maryland Athletics press release
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