The Washington Times - August 3, 2011, 11:34AM

Maryland will meet Alabama in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Nov. 17, according to a tournament bracket released today by ESPN.

The Terrapins (19-14 last season) will play either NIT champion Wichita State or Colorado in the event’s second day. Iona, Purdue, Temple and Western Michigan are on the other half of the bracket.

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The date with Alabama will tip off at 5 p.m. and be televised on ESPN2. Maryland will play at either 6:30 or 9 p.m. on Nov. 18.

Alabama went 25-12 and lost to Wichita State in the NIT title game. Maryland is 3-0 all-time against the Crimson Tide.

Colorado was 24-14 last season and reached the NIT semifinals. The Buffaloes are coached by Tad Boyle, a former assistant under new Maryland coach Mark Turgeon.

Wichita State was 29-8 a year ago.

Nov. 13: UNC Wilmington (per Wilmington Star News)
Nov. 17:
vs. Alabama in Puerto Rico Tip-Off, 5
Nov. 18:
vs. Colorado/Wichita State in Puerto Rico Tip-Off, 6:30 or 9
Nov. 20:
vs. Iona/Purdue/Temple/Western Michigan in Puerto Rico Tip-Off, TBA
Nov. 25: Florida Gulf Coast
Nov. 29:
Illinois (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)

Dec. 4?: vs. Notre Dame in the BB&T Classic at Verizon Center (assumes usual first-Sunday-in-December BB&T slot)

Jan. 3: Cornell
Jan. 21:
vs. Temple (at the Palestra)

TBA: Five more nonconference games

TBA: Boston College
TBA: Duke
TBA: Georgia Tech
TBA: Miami
TBA: North Carolina
TBA: Virginia
TBA: Virginia Tech
TBA: Wake Forest
TBA: at Clemson
TBA: at Duke
TBA: at Florida State
TBA: at Georgia Tech
TBA: at Miami
TBA: at North Carolina
TBA: at N.C. State
TBA: at Virginia

Patrick Stevens

Nov. 13: UNC Wilmington (per Wilmington Star News)
Nov. 17-18, 20:
Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Alabama, Colorado, Iona, Purdue, Temple, Western Michigan, Wichita State)
Nov. 25: Florida Gulf Coast
Nov. 29:
Illinois (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)

Dec. 4?: vs. Notre Dame in the BB&T Classic at Verizon Center (assumes usual first-Sunday-in-December BB&T slot)

Jan. 3: Cornell
Jan. 21:
vs. Temple (at the Palestra)

TBA: Five more nonconference games

TBA: Boston College
TBA: Duke
TBA: Georgia Tech
TBA: Miami
TBA: North Carolina
TBA: Virginia
TBA: Virginia Tech
TBA: Wake Forest
TBA: at Clemson
TBA: at Duke
TBA: at Florida State
TBA: at Georgia Tech
TBA: at Miami
TBA: at North Carolina
TBA: at N.C. State
TBA: at Virginia

Patrick Stevens