Friday, Nov. 9
Maryland vs. (3) Kentucky
Barclays Center, Brooklyn; 8:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPN
Returning national champion Kentucky opens the 2012-13 college basketball season against Maryland at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Even though head coach John Calipari lost his entire starting lineup to the NBA, the Wildcats have Willie Cauley-Stein, Nerlens Noel and other blue-chip players who figure to present quite a challenge for the Terrapins.