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Barclays Center Classic: No. 25 Maryland vs. Richmond

Victoria Barnett

By Victoria Barnett

November 14, 2016

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The Barclays Center Classic presented by Continental Tire brings major men’s college basketball to Brooklyn on November 25 & 26. See some of the nation’s top teams when No. 25 University of Maryland, University of Richmond, Kansas State University and Boston College take the court.

Schedule of Events

November 25

7:00 PM – Kansas State vs. Boston College

9:30 PM – No.25 Maryland vs. Richmond

November 26

7:00 PM - Consolation Game

9:30 PM - Championship Game

Get to Know the Teams

No. 25 Maryland and Richmond will face off at 9:30 PM on Day 1 of the Barclays Center Classic presented by Continental Tire. Learn more about the teams and get a glimpse of their rosters below.

Head over to our previous blog for a look at Kansas State and Boston College.

Maryland

Mark Turgeon returns to coach No. 25 Maryland for the sixth season and is ready to take on the 2016-2017 college basketball season after finishing with an impressive record of 25-8 last year. This season, the Terrapins will be led by seniors L.G. Gill and Damonte Dodd as well as juniors Melo Trimble and Jared Nickens.

Maryland has had to replace four starters from last season, but by the looks of the talent on the roster, it shouldn’t be a problem. After withdrawing his name from the NBA Draft earlier this year, guard Melo Trimble will return for another season. During his first two seasons, he led the Terrapins to their first NCAA tournament in five years followed by another the next year – a feat he hopes to once again accomplish this year. Redshirt sophomore guard Dion Wiley will also return to the court after tearing his meniscus a year ago.

While the starting lineup is enough to bring Maryland success this season, there’s no denying the strength of the entire team.

Although temporarily plagued by a few injuries, the Terrapins look set for their first game of the season. They put on quite the performance in their first exhibition game with a solid 95-61 win against Division II Catawba College. Melo Trimble left the game early after suffering an ankle injury in the first half, but freshman Anthony Cowan brilliantly stepped up to run the offense alongside L.G. Gill, Damonte Dodd and Jared Nickens.

With the explosive combination of Trimble and Cowan along with the depth of the roster, the Terrapins should be able to make a statement in the Big Ten and once again make a run in the NCAA tournament.

You can view Maryland’s complete roster below.

NO

NAME

POS

HT

WT

CLASS

HOMETOWN

0

Anthony Cowan

G

6-0

170

FR

Bowie, MD

1

Jaylen Brantley

G

5-11

170

JR

Springfield, MA

2

Melo Trimble

G

6-3

185

JR

Upper Marlboro, MD

4

Kevin Huerter

G

6-7

190

FR

Clifton Park, NY

5

Dion Wiley

G

6-4

210

SO

Oxon Hill, MD

10

L.G. Gill

F

6-8

230

SR

Chesterfield, VA

11

Jared Nickens

G

6-7

205

JR

Monmouth Junction, NJ

13

Ivan Bender

F

6-9

235

SO

Capljina, Bosnia & Herzegovina

15

Michal Cekovsky

F

7-1

250

JR

Kosice, Slovakia

20

Travis Valmon

G

6-1

175

FR

Rockville, MD

21

Justin Jackson

F

6-7

225

FR

East York, ON

23

Micah Thomas

F

6-7

195

FR

Memphis, TN

24

Andrew Terrell

G

5-10

190

SO

Indianapolis, IN

32

Kent Auslander

G

6-6

200

SO

Herndon, VA

33

Joshua Tomaic

F

6-9

220

FR

Canary Islands, Spain

35

Damonte Dodd

F

6-11

250

SR

Centreville, MD

Richmond

RT0116MBK01_140H.jpgHead coach Chris Mooney begins his 12th season at the helm of the Richmond Spiders. Mooney and the Spiders are expected to have a good season, having been selected sixth in the preseason poll of the Atlantic 10’s 14 teams.  

Named to the preseason All-Atlantic 10 first team, senior T.J. Cline will be back to lead Richmond after finishing last season with All-Conference honors and an average of 18.3 points per game. Joining him will be senior ShawnDre’ Jones, who was named to the preseason All-Atlantic 10 third team. Last season, he averaged 14.7 points per game and finished with a team-high 60 three pointers.

The 2016-2017 season looks bright for the Spiders as they return four of their five top scorers from a team that averaged more points than any Richmond team since 1980. Senior Marshall Wood looks to join the starting lineup alongside Cline and Jones. The remaining two spots will likely go to sophomores Julius Johnson and Khwan Fore.

Even with a strong potential starting lineup, Mooney has solid options from the bench with freshmen Nick Sherod, De’Monte Buckingham and Grant Golden along with transfer Kwesi Abakah – all of which are expected to have immediate impacts on the team.

After missing out on the NCAA tournament the past few years, the Spiders are ready to make a statement this year and are hungry for another run.

You can view Richmond’s complete roster below.

NO

NAME

POS

HT

WT

CLASS

HOMETOWN

1

Joe Kirby

G

6-1

205

JR

Pembroke Pines, FL

2

Khwan Fore

G

6-0

175

SO

Huntsville, AL

3

ShawnDre' Jones

G

6-0

165

SR

Houston, TX

4

Keith Oddo

G

6-1

185

SO

Roanoke, VA

5

Nick Sherod

G

6-4

220

FR

Richmond, VA

10

T.J. Cline

F

6-9

230

SR

Plano, TX

11

De'Monte Buckingham

G

6-4

215

FR

Richmond, VA

12

Chase Fletcher

F

6-7

220

SR

Dallas, TX

13

Solly Stansbury

F

6-7

225

SO

Toms River, NJ

15

Niko King

G

6-3

190

FR

Landover, MD

24

Marshall Wood

F

6-8

215

SR

Rustburg, VA

30

Jesse Pistokache

G

6-3

205

SO

Mission, TX

32

Julius Johnson

G

6-3

185

SO

Cocoa, FL

33

Grant Golden

F

6-9

240

FR

Winchester, VA

34

Kwesi Abakah

F

6-8

215

SR

Suwanee, GA

44

Paul Friendshuh

F

6-10

240

SO

New Prague, MN

Be a VIP at Barclays Center

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to experience the Barclays Center Classic presented by Continental Tire as a VIP. Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Experiences offers three package options to ensure you have the perfect evening while watching No. 25 Maryland take on Richmond and Kansas State take on Boston College.

Upon arriving at Barclays Center, fans will drive into the building through the venue’s renowned truck elevator into a private, underground parking area, the same that is used for each of the teams. Their day will tip off with exclusive pregame access, where they can indulge in gourmet food and a premium open bar.

As they arrive in the arena, fans will be greeted by a personal scoreboard message and then make their way to the court for player introductions. After they cheer on the teams as they enter the court, they will head to their courtside seat to catch all of the game action. At halftime they can retreat back to their VIP Hospitality space for more food and drinks.

The fun continues after the game with a photo opp at center court and access to the postgame press conference.

Want this VIP access? For more information, contact a BSE Experiences representative at 844.312.3329. To see the complete details for each event and package, click below.

View Barclays Center Classic Official Packages