Mary­land to visit Syra­cuse in Big Ten/ACC Chal­lenge

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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.

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