Maryland men's basketball will play Bryant in its nonconference slate and is now one step closer to completing its schedule for 2019-20, according to Jon Rothstein.
With the addition of the home game and 20 Big Ten games on the slate, the Terps have now filled eight of their 11 nonconference games. Bryant joins Seton Hall, Rhode Island, Notre Dame and George Mason on the schedule, and Maryland will also get at least three games in the Advocare Invitational next season.
Of the Terps’ currently announced nonconference opponents, the Bulldogs are the only team to finish last season ranked in the lower half of Division I in KenPom, finishing at No. 327 after a lackluster 10-20 season; the rest of Maryland’s scheduled nonconference opponents come ranked in the top 160. The Terps take on Notre Dame (No. 97) at home in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 4 and finish their home-and-home with Seton Hall (No. 60) on the road.
The Advocare Invitational from Nov. 28-Dec. 1 should also provide Maryland with a shot to pick up quality wins. The Orlando-based tournament will feature Buzz Williams’ Texas A&M (No. 91) team, Temple (No. 69), USC (No. 82), Davidson (No. 85) and Harvard (No. 114). Also playing in the tournament will be a Marquette team that finished last season ranked No. 33 but loses the Hauser twins and a Fairfield team that ended the season ranked No. 301.
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