The Big Ten Conference on Wednesday announced the Maryland men's basketball team's 2020-21 schedule, featuring home-and-home league matchups against No. 7 Wisconsin, No. 24 Rutgers, No. 25 Michigan, Purdue, Minnesota, Penn State and Nebraska.
Maryland is slated for single matchups against No. 8 Illinois, Indiana and Northwestern at home, in addition to No. 5 Iowa, No. 13 Michigan State, No. 23 Ohio State on the road.
Maryland's Christmas Day matchup at Purdue marks its first game on the holiday since defeating Iowa in overtime, 78-68, in 1984 at the Rainbow Classic in Honolulu.
Game times were also announced for games against Old Dominion (2 p.m.), Navy (3 p.m.), Mount St. Mary's (2 p.m.), Monmouth (7 p.m.) and George Mason (3 p.m.).
The season will begin with no fans in attendance at Xfinity Center out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of student-athletes and fans. Maryland Athletics is hopeful that some fans will be welcomed as the season progresses and health conditions permit.
A new initiative, the Maryland Basketball Virtual Sellout, will give fans the opportunity to purchase a seat, row or section at Xfinity Center while providing exclusive commemorative items and access.
Maryland Athletics is also offering Terrapin Cutouts for the 2020-21 men's and women's basketball seasons. For as low as $55, participants can send in an image of themselves or a friend, relative or pet showing their Maryland pride, and be part of gameday at Xfinity Center.
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