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Maryland Will Play Kentucky In Inaugural Barclays Center Hoops Classic

The Maryland Terrapins will be one of the first teams to play in the brand new Barclays Center when they face Kentucky next November.

When the Barclays Center in Brooklyn is complete next year, the Maryland Terrapins will be one of the first teams to play basketball in it. According to The Baltimore Sun, Maryland will face Kentucky in the inaugural Barclays Center Hoops Classic next November.

Officials of the Barclays Center announced the tournament will be held Nov. 9 in the new arena in Brooklyn. Kentucky will play Maryland in the featured game on ESPN, along with Morehead State against LIU. Kentucky coach John Calipari, Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson, Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark were on hand for the announcement.

This will be a big opportunity for the Maryland Terrapins to play one of the most famous programs in the Country in a brand new arena. It will be a great way to kick off year two of the Mark Turgeon era in College Park, and a pretty important recruiting tool for the program moving forward.