Maryland, which went to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, is one of the opponents on the nonconference women's basketball schedule announced by Niagara coach Jada Pierce on Tuesday. The Purple Eagles will face the Terps in their annual Kids Day at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 in College Park, Md.
The nonconference slate opens at St. Bonaventure on Nov. 10. Niagara upset the Bonnies last season. Niagara will host Saint Joseph's on Sunday Nov. 10. Later in November, Niagara will face Louisiana Lafayette and Louisiana Tech in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout in Last Vegas on Nov. 25-26.
On Dec. 1, the Purple Eagles will be home to Cleveland State, at Hartford on Dec. 3 and home to Drexel on Dec. 7. Niagara and UB will meet on Dec.18 at the Gallagher Center. The final nonconference game will be at Colgate at noon on Dec. 22.