The Washington Times - March 30, 2011, 02:13PM

During Wednesday’s conversation with Maryland coach Gary Williams, one of the things touched upon was next year’s schedule.

There’s three games in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, which includes Alabama, Colorado, Iona, Purdue, Temple, Wichita State and two more teams to be determined.


There’s another game against Temple (yes, the Terps could see the Owls twice next year) at the Palestra in Philadelphia.

There’s an ACC-Big Ten Challenge game likely to be finalized sometime in the spring. Maryland played at Indiana and Penn State the last two seasons, so it would make sense for the Terps to get a home game next fall.

And Williams acknowledged Notre Dame will be Maryland’s BB&T Classic opponent this season. The Fighting Irish will make their third BB&T appearance in 2011, following up trips in 2002 and 2006.

That leaves only eight other nonconference games to fill in the rest of the schedule with.

Also of note is how the ACC schedule rotation will look for Maryland. It’s the same cycle the Terps saw in 2006 and 2009:


Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Virginia


Boston College, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest


Clemson, Florida State, N.C. State

—- Patrick Stevens