Maryland women’s basketball has had the World University Games on its calendar for months now, and the team learned its pool assignment last month. But on Wednesday, the Terps’ schedule in Taiwan was officially announced.
Brenda Frese’s team, representing the United States, will start out against Uganda on Monday, Aug. 21, then play Poland and the Czech Republic on the next two days. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be on Aug. 25 and 26, with the medal games on Monday, Aug. 28.
The first two contests tip off at 12:30 p.m. local time—that’s 12:30 a.m. ET—while the final game of pool play starts at 8 p.m. local and 8 a.m. ET. Streaming information will be available at a later date, the school announced in a release.
Maryland is just the second school to send its women’s basketball team to the Games, with UNC Charlotte doing so in 2007. Purdue will be representing the United States in men’s basketball.
The plan is for Maryland to play its 2017-18 team in the competition, so it’s a chance for the Terps to come together well before the fall. With seemingly an entirely different group suiting up from last season, that’s no small thing.
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