BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Maryland men’s basketball will compete in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2022 Tip-Off Tournament in November, against Saint Louis in the first round.
Terps and Billikens will play Saturday, November 19 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The Miami Hurricanes and Providence Friars will go head to head on the same day, and the winners and losers will meet on Sunday, November 20 for championships and consolation games.
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“This event features some of the best teams in the country, and we’re excited to have an early season challenge for our program,” said Maryland men’s basketball head coach Kevin Willard. know in a statement. “Playing at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut is a great location for our fans to travel as we have a huge following across the entire Northeast corridor and they will be able to come and support Terps .”
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Coach Jim Larrañaga led the Hurricanes to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament in the 2021-22 season, while coach Ed Cooley took the Friars to their first Sweet 16 in 25 years. Both schools were eliminated by the eventual national champion, the Kansas Jayhawks.
The Mohegan Sun Casino, where the tournament took place, is about 1 hour and 10 minutes from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
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Maryland played in the Hall of Fame Classic, when the event was held in Springfield, in 1993, 1995 and 2004, the university said.
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