Maryland basketball is coming off a dynamic first season for head coach Kevin Willard. Though the Terrapins were eventually knocked out of the NCAA Tournament by Alabama, Willard guided the program to 22 wins in his year.

Now, Maryland will try and regroup and prepare for the 2023-24 season and hopefully better results. One piece of the schedule was also announced Tuesday with a nonconference tournament in North Carolina.

Maryland officially announced the program will take part in the Asheville Championship to be played at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville.

The tournament will take place from Nov. 10-12 with the Terrapins competing alongside Davidson, UAB and Clemson in the event.

Per the release, former Kansas and UNC head coach Roy Williams is the official ambassador for the Asheville Championship:

North Carolina legend and Asheville native Coach Roy Williams is the official ambassador of the Asheville Championship. Williams is dedicated to helping grow and expand the event to become a premier early-season championship featuring top basketball programs from across the country.

Early outlook for Maryland

Already, Maryland has the makings of a deep and veteran team heading into next season. Donta Scott and Jahmir Young, key contributors from last season, have already announced plans to return for one more year.

The Terrapins also dipped into the portal for a sharpshooter, landing a guard that shot 37% from range during his freshman season at Loyola Marymount. There could still be a move or two on the horizon, but Willard has his team sitting in a great position to begin the offseason.