Maryland to visit Syracuse in Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Maryland will travel north to Central New York in late November to face Syracuse as part of the 19th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the leagues announced Thursday.
The Challenge pits all 14 Big Ten teams against a member of the ACC. The ACC won last year’s event, 9-5, and has an overall 11-5 advantage over the Big Ten in the series with two ties.
Syracuse and Maryland will meet for the first time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
The Terrapins hold a 5-3 advantage in the all-time series history with the Orange. In their previous meeting, Syracuse beat Maryland 57-55 on Feb. 24, 2014 in College Park. The 2013-2014 season was the final year for the Terrapins in the ACC before moving to the Big Ten. It was also the first season for the Orange in the ACC after moving over from the Big East.
Also, Virginia hosts Wisconsin as part of the Challenge. The two teams last met in 2013 as the Badgers won in Charlottesville. Wisconsin’s Greg Gard and Virginia’s Tony Bennett were assistant coaches together under thenhead coach Bo Ryan when the Badgers won the Big Ten in 2002 and 2003.
Other pairings include defending NCAA champion North Carolina hosting Michigan, Duke at Indiana, Louisville at Purdue, Notre Dame at Michigan State, North Carolina State hosting Penn State, Boston College at Nebraska, Florida State at Rutgers, Virginia Tech hosting Iowa, Clemson at Ohio State, Georgia Tech hosting Northwestern, Miami at Minnesota and Wake Forest hosting Illinois.