Women's Basketball Full Schedule Released
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Matchups with 16 teams that earned bids to 2012 postseason competition highlight the 2012-13 schedule of the Maryland women's basketball team, released Thursday. The Terps will play eight games against NCAA Tournament teams from last year.
Head coach Brenda Frese and the Terps will welcome Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Miami North Carolina, NC State, Virginia and Wake Forest to Comcast Center in this upcoming season. They will face all of those teams on the road as well, except for Miami and NC State.
Due to the 18-game conference schedule, the Terrapins will also take road trips to Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech.
12 of Maryland's games will be televised, 11 of which will be ACC matchups. Eight of those 12 televised games will be shown on the ESPN family of networks. Three will be on the Regional Sports Network.
Maryland, who was ranked No. 5 in the final Associated Press poll last year, opens its ACC slate with a matchup at North Carolina on Jan. 3, followed by home games against Florida State and Miami on Jan. 6 and 10, respectively. Then, the Terrapins will make a quick trip to Blacksburg, Va. to take on the Hokies on Jan. 13, then will host NC State on Jan. 17.
A few days later, on Jan. 20, Maryland will head to Atlanta for a rematch of the 2012 ACC Championship game with Georgia Tech, which will be televised on ESPN2. The Tar Heels will come to Comcast Center on Jan. 24. To close out the month of January, the Terps will head back out on the road to take on Clemson on Jan. 27.
Maryland will have a short six-day window without a game to open February, then will host Boston College Feb. 3. That weekend, the Terps will play at Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Feb. 8. Then, the Terrapins will take on Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Feb. 11 in an ESPN2-televised game.
The Terps will host Clemson on Feb. 14, then will play in Virginia's pink game on Feb. 17. After a trip to Boston College on Feb. 21, Maryland will return home to host Duke at Comcast Center on Feb. 24.
The Terrapins will close out February with a game at Florida State on Thursday, Feb. 28 and will end the regular season against Wake Forest on Sunday, March 3.
The 2013 ACC Tournament will be March 7-10 in Greensboro, N.C. The NCAA Tournament First and Second Rounds will be March 23-26, with NCAA Regionals taking place at select sites March 30-April 2. The 2013 Final Four will be held April 7-9 in New Orleans.
In the non-conference schedule released earlier this week, the Terrapins will hit the road for the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge and will take on NCAA Tournament team Nebraska on Wednesday, Nov. 28 in Lincoln.
On Monday, Dec. 3, the Terps will head north to take part in the Jimmy V Classic when they take on Connecticut. It will mark the first meeting between the two powerhouses. Game time will be announced at a later date.