The College of Charleston will face Maryland, the Atlantic Coast Conference co-champions from last season, as part of the 2K Sports Classic basketball tournament, benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.
The Cougars will travel to Maryland on Nov. 10 for a 7 p.m. game that will be televised on ESPNU. As part of that tournament, Charleston will travel to Toledo, Ohio, on Nov. 19-21 for games against Rhode Island, Illinois- Chicago and Toledo.
Maryland, along with Pittsburgh, Illinois and Texas, will be part of the 2K Sports Classic Championship Rounds on Nov. 18-19 at New York's Madison Square Garden. Other schools participating in the 2K Sports Classic include Navy, Seattle, Louisiana Tech and California-Irvine.
Charleston will face two other ACC schools this season. Clemson will travel to Charleston this season, while the Cougars head to North Carolina. Charleston also plays at Tennessee. The school is still finalizing its schedule.
"We're delighted to play another ACC school," said College of Charleston athletic director Joe Hull, who was senior associate athletics director at Maryland before coming to Charleston. "Gary (Williams) does a terrific job at Maryland. They were regular season co-champions last year (with national champion Duke) and had the player of the year (Greivis Vasquez). It's a terrific program. This is a terrific opportunity to play one of the best programs in America."
Maryland has made it to the NCAA Final Four twice in the last decade and won the 2002 national title. The Terps were 24-9 last season, losing to Michigan State in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Charleston was 22-12, losing in the second round of the College Basketball Invitational.
Charleston beat then-No. 22 Maryland, 75-66, in a first-round game in the 1997 NCAA tournament.
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