Men's Basketball

    Hoosiers Will Host Maryland in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

    Go Hoosiers! The Hoosiers played last year at Wake Forest in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge
    Go Hoosiers!
    The Hoosiers played last year at Wake Forest in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 22, 2009

    Bloomington, Indiana - Indiana will host Maryland in a December 1 rematch of the 2002 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game in the 11th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge Presented by Dick's Sporting Goods on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN360.com. The two teams also met in the 2002 Challenge in Indianapolis as the Hoosiers came away win an 80-74 overtime win at Conseco Fieldhouse. IU leads the overall series 5-1.

    "I think this is a matchup that our fans will enjoy," said IU Head Coach Tom Crean. "Both programs have a great tradition and I would expect nothing less than an outstanding environment in Assembly Hall for this game. Gary Williams' Maryland program has been and continues to be one of the most preeminent programs in America."

    The Terrapins lose just one senior from a 21-14 team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament. The Hoosiers are 3-5 in Challenge contests and defeated Georgia Tech in their last home game in the series in Assembly Hall in 2007. Maryland is 7-3 all-time in the Challenge.

    Indiana vs. Maryland (IU leads the series 5-1)
    December 29, 1933--Indiana 30, at Maryland 17
    December 30, 1934--Indiana 30, at Maryland 25
    December 28, 1959--Indiana 72, Maryland 63 (at Louisville)
    March 14, 1981--Indiana 99, Maryland 64 (NCAA Tournament at Dayton)
    April 2, 2002--Maryland 64, Indiana 52 (NCAA Championship at Atlanta)
    December 3, 2002--Indiana 80, Maryland 74 OT (Big Ten/Acc Challenge at Indianapolis)

    2009 Big Ten/ACC Challenge schedule (times and networks are to be determined)

    Monday, Nov. 30
    Penn State at Virginia

    Tuesday, Dec. 1
    Maryland at Indiana
    Michigan State at North Carolina
    Northwestern at N.C. State
    Virginia Tech at Iowa
    Wake Forest at Purdue

    Wednesday, Dec. 2
    Boston College at Michigan
    Duke at Wisconsin
    Florida State at Ohio State
    Illinois at Clemson
    Minnesota at Miami

     

     


       

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