April 2, 2013
BROOKLYN - The University of Maryland men's basketball team will face the University of Connecticut in its 2013-14 season opener on Nov. 8 in Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
It will be the first meeting between the schools since March 24, 2002, when the Terrapins defeated the Huskies 90-82 in the NCAA East Regional on the way to their first national championship. UConn holds a 3-2 edge all-time in the series.
"We're looking forward to returning to Barclays Center to play a quality opponent in Connecticut," said head coach Mark Turgeon. "This will be a great experience for our players and fans."
"It was a great experience to play at a first-class facility like Barclays Center last season," said director of athletics Kevin Anderson. "We're looking forward to returning and taking on a great opponent in front of an energetic and enthusiastic crowd."
The Terrapins played Kentucky in the opener last season in front of a sold out Barclays Center crowd. Last month, Maryland signed a multi-year agreement to continue play at Barclays Center.
Entering Tuesday night's NIT semifinal vs. Iowa, Maryland (25-12) has matched its most wins in a season since also winning 25 games in 2006-07. Connecticut went 20-10 in 2012-13, the first season under coach Kevin Ollie.
Tickets for Maryland vs. Connecticut will go on sale soon and will be available through Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.