Maryland will be traveling to Madison Square Garden in December, where they'll face off against the Villanova Wildcats as part of the Jimmy V Classic, according to the Washington Post's Alex Prewitt:
Maryland will face Villanova at Madison Square Garden in December as part of the Jimmy V Classic. http://t.co/z7RPsvcLTr— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) April 2, 2014
We'd already known Maryland was participating in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in November, joining Iowa State, Arizona State and Alabama in the event, which will also feature former head coach Gary Williams being inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
With Maryland's participation in the CBE and Jimmy V events, that means they likely won't be playing any additional out of conference road games next season. That also means Maryland won't be participating in the BB&T Classic at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., which was also confirmed by Prewitt:
Nope. RT @spideyguy0: still in the BB&T next year?— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) April 2, 2014
Prewitt also expects Maryland to host a game in the B1G-ACC Challenge, after the Terps were on the road the past two years. He also noted that ESPN makes the match up decisions, while consulting with the conferences. That might leave the door open to more Duke-Maryland games in the future, but based on where each school finished in the standings this season, that isn't likely to happen this coming year.
I'd be surprised if Maryland got three straight road games. RT @AlexSpirer: so you're expecting the ACC/Big 10 challenge game to be at home?— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) April 2, 2014
@Aj_rog ESPN does, in consult with the conferences. Maryland didn't play nearly well enough this year for that to happen though.— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) April 2, 2014
For the rest of Maryland's schedule, the only remaining mystery are the final home out of conference games and the dates of those and the B1G conference games. Here is the breakdown of Maryland's first Big Ten conference schedule:
Home: Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Wisconsin
Away: Illinois, Iowa, Ohio State, Purdue
Home/Away: Indiana, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State, Rutgers
Maryland is certainly going to have their hands full next season as they try to return to the NCAA Tournament. They certainly won't miss out due to schedule strength.