The Maryland basketball team put together a strong season during the 2015-16 campaign even if it didn’t end the way many fans wanted it to.
The Terrapins finished last season with a 27-9 record and won a pair of NCAA Tournament games before falling to Kansas in the Sweet 16 round. Following the season, Maryland lost Robert Carter and Diamond Stone to the NBA Draft while Jake Layman and Rasheed Sulaimon graduated.
Maryland did get plenty of good news in recent weeks with Melo Trimble announcing his intentions to return for his junior season. The Terps also added four-star wing and former UNLV signee Justin Jackson late last month.
Maryland also added Duquesne transfer L.G. Gill.
With the offseason in full swing, we know what pieces that coach Mark Turgeon will have to work with during the 2016-17 season. In addition, the nonconference portion of the schedule is starting to come together.
Like many other high-profile programs, the Terrapins typically schedule several marquee opponents with some talented mid-major schools thrown in the mix. For example, last year’s nonconference schedule included the likes of Connecticut, North Carolina, Princeton, and Rhode Island.
The 2016-17 nonconference slate has a similar flavor. Let’s dive in and take a closer look.
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