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MM 6.2: Maryland men’s basketball announces nonconference matchup against Florida

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Maryland men’s basketball will take on the Florida Gators in the second annual Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, the Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday.

The Terps are 1-2 all-time against the Gators. Their last meeting came in 2003 when Florida was the No. 1 team in the nation and Maryland upset the Gators 69-68 in overtime.

“We are looking forward to returning to Brooklyn to play in this year’s Hall of Fame Invitational,” said head coach Mark Turgeon in a press release. “We have an incredible fanbase in the New York City region and always enjoy having the opportunity to showcase our program.”

Since joining the Big Ten, the Terps have been frequent visitors to New York City, including playing at Madison Square Garden three different times and two prior games at the Barclays Center.

The last time Maryland played at the Barclays Center was when the team won the Barclays Classic title in 2016. Former Maryland guard Melo Trimble scored a last-second layup to defeat Kansas State, 69-68.

Information regarding the television broadcast and game time will be released at a later date.

In other news

Maryland baseball is ranked for the second week in a row as it heads into the NCAA Tournament.

Maryland field hockey players earned postseason honors.

Maryland football is welcoming recruits back to campus for the first time since March 2020.

Maryland track and field stars Caleb Dean and Kaithon McDonald continue their exciting seasons at the NCAA Championships.

Maryland women’s lacrosse players Lizzie Colson, Hannah Warther, and Brindi Griffin accomplished a lot during their time in College Park.

Maryland men’s lacrosse head coach John Tillman made sure to congratulate and shake hands with Virginia after the National Championship.

Libby Ellis, a Maryland alum who has worked with the women’s basketball team for 13 years, has officially been named the new Associate Athletic Director for Sports Administration.