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Terrapins To Host Two Coaches Vs. Cancer Regional Games This November

The Terrapins are set to host two regional games in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic this fall before play moves on to New York's Madison Square Garden. Matt Bonesteel of the Washington Post's Terrapins Insider explains:

Maryland will host two regional-round games of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in November. The Terrapins will play Seattle on Nov. 8 and Charleston on Nov. 10 at Comcast Center before moving on to the championship round at Madison Square Garden in New York. Matchups and game times for the championship round, in which each team will play two games, will be announced at a later date.

Pittsburgh, Texas and Illinois also will host regional-round games and play in the championship round Nov. 18-19. The Longhorns' first regional-round game will be against Navy on Nov. 8 in Austin.

Patrick Stevens has helpfully broken down Maryland's opposition in this post:

Seattle had an RPI of 192 last year and beat Oregon State, Utah and Weber State. Granted, it wasn't the greatest season for Oregon State and Utah, but both were solid victories for the Redhawks. Charleston was 21-11 and beat North Carolina, George Mason, Winthrop and Wofford. Again, not a bad set of victories.

In short, those aren't automatic victories. But the good thing for the Terps in this event if they're guaranteed to move on to Madison Square Garden anyway to play two of Illinois, Pittsburgh and Texas (the latter will play Navy in its opener on Nov. 8).