Hoosiers Will Host Maryland in Big Ten/ACC Challenge
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)
2009 Big Ten/ACC Challenge schedule (times and networks are to be determined)
Monday, Nov. 30
Tuesday, Dec. 1
Wednesday, Dec. 2
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