Terps to play at Ohio State in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

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The Maryland basketball team will get a taste of what life in the Big Ten will be on Dec. 4 when it travels to Ohio State for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, in the Terrapins final season on the ACC side of the series.

It will be the first time the teams have met in the Challenge and the first meeting of the schools since 1985. The Buckeyes hold a 3-2 edge in the series. Maryland has a 10-4 all-time record in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge after last year’s 77-57 win at Northwestern.

For the second straight year in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Virginia coach Tony Bennett will play the team his father, Dick Bennett, used to coach and where he served as an assistant, as the Cavaliers will face Wisconsin on Dec. 4 in Charlottesville.

Last year Virginia won in Madison, 60-54, in the third time the teams had met in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Virginia is 8-5 all-time in the Challenge, while Wisconsin is 6-8.

The ACC holds a 10-3-1 edge in the series, winning the first 10 years, losing the next three, and tying last year.

Other games in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge set for Tuesday, Dec. 3, will be Indiana at Syracuse, Michigan at Duke, Notre Dame at Iowa, Florida State at Minnesota, Penn State at Pittsburgh, and Illinois at Georgia Tech. On Wednesday, Dec. 4, Northwestern will play at N.C. State, Boston College will travel to Purdue, Miami plays at Nebraska, and North Carolina will be at Michigan State.

Kdunleavy@washingtonexaminer.com

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