After the success of Maryland’s inaugural game in Brooklyn last November, the team announced it will return to Brooklyn this fall as part of the BROOKLYN HOOPS series at the Barclay’s Center.
Though Maryland lost a close one to Kentucky, the game was a success for fans, alumni, players and organizers. The Barclay’s Center was full with loud fans, split almost evenly between Kentucky blue and Maryland red.
“We’re looking forward to returning to Barclays Center,” Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said in a statement. “We had a great atmosphere up there this year and Barclays Center is a first-class arena. I know our student-athletes and coaches enjoyed the experience in Brooklyn and appreciated the outstanding support our fans provided us in a great opening game. We’ll look to repeat that again.”
The Brooklyn Hoops event will also feature Kentucky, though this time the Wildcats will face the Providence Friars. Maryland’s opponent is yet to be announced, but Kentucky’s game is scheduled for Dec. 1, 2013.
"We are excited to return to Barclays Center next year to play Providence,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said. “This season’s game against Maryland was an NCAA Tournament environment in November. It's a great building and a great city. We're looking forward to being back in Brooklyn next season and beyond."