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Maryland basketball releases full non-conference schedule for 2016-17 season

A bunch of Washington-area games, plus one against Mark Turgeon’s old team.

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The Maryland men’s basketball program will play a total of at least 12 non-conference games in 2016, plus a season-opening exhibition and conceivably a 13th game at the Barclays Classic in Brooklyn in November.

The Terrapins released their full slate of non-Big Ten games on Thursday morning. Basketball returns to College Park on Nov. 5 with an effective scrimmage against Catawba College, and the real season begins Nov. 11, with a Friday night game against Washington-area neighbor America. The Terps won’t play a non-D.C. or Maryland team until Stony Brook visits on Nov. 22. The full schedule:

  • Sat., Nov. 5 Catawba College

  • Fri., Nov. 11 American University
  • Tue., Nov. 15 at Georgetown
  • Thurs., Nov. 17 St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Sun., Nov. 20 Towson
  • Tues., Nov. 22 Stony Brook
  • Fri., Nov. 25 vs. Richmond (Barclays Classic)
  • Sat., Nov. 26 vs. Boston College/Kansas State (Barclays Classic)
  • Tues., Nov. 29 Pittsburgh
  • Sat., Dec. 3 Oklahoma State
  • Wed., Dec. 7 Howard
  • Sat., Dec. 10 Saint Peter’s
  • Mon., Dec. 12 Jacksonville State
  • Tues., Dec. 20 vs. Charlotte (at Royal Farms Arena)

There’s nothing particularly notable here that hadn’t already been reported. The Nov. 15 trip to Georgetown (or, to the Verizon Center) is the back end of a two-year Gavitt Tipoff Games series. Details had already emerged about the games against Pitt, Oklahoma State and Charlotte, who will all travel to Maryland.

Maryland plays Jacksonville State on Dec. 12, in a game that surely has a lot to do with the Terps’ head coach. Mark Turgeon started his head coaching career there 1998 and spent two seasons helming the Gamecocks before going to Wichita State, Texas A&M and then College Park.