It's quite the self-referential day here, though it does not come as a surprise that Maryland will be playing in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic this fall at Madison Square Garden.
Joining Maryland there Nov. 18-19 will be Illinois, Pittsburgh and Texas.
Two of the following eight teams will head to Comcast Center between Nov. 8 and Nov. 12 for the regional round: College of Charleston, Illinois-Chicago, Louisiana Tech, Navy, Rhode Island, Seattle, Toledo and UC Irvine.
If geographic logic was applied to this, you'd say Navy and College of Charleston would be coming to College Park, but who really knows. The last time Maryland was in this tournament, both Navy and Loyola were as well --- and they played each other at St. John's.
In any case, it's four out of 31 pieces of next year's basketball schedule solved far before anyone is really remotely interested in paying attention to it.