Ohio State Will Host Maryland in the Fifteenth Annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge

By Jason Priestas on May 8, 2013 at 2:36p
Ohio State will face Maryland in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on December 4, 2013

The Big Ten and the ACC released the pairings for the 15th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge today and Ohio State will host future conference mate Maryland on Wednesday, December 4.

Thad Matta has a 5-4 record in the Challenge as coach of the Buckeyes and has won four of the last five games in the event. Ohio State is 3-2 all-time against Maryland on the hardcourt with the last game taking place in 1985, a 78-66 win over the Terps.

"We are looking forward to having the University of Maryland on our campus this year in the Challenge," Matta said. "The game will give fans of both programs a glimpse at what the series will look like when the Terrapins join the Big Ten in 2014-15."

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 12 games of the two-day event matching some of college basketball's best programs battling for the Commissioners Cup.

The ACC and Big Ten split last year's Challenge with six wins each. The Duke Blue Devils topped Ohio State 73-68 in Durham.

The ACC holds a 10-3-1 Challenge record, though the Big Ten has gone 3-0-1 in the last four events.

Date Game Date Game
Tue, Dec 3 Indiana at Syracuse Wed, Dec 4 North Carolina at Michigan State
  Michigan at Duke   Maryland at Ohio State
  Notre Dame at Iowa   Miami at Nebraska
  Florida State at Minnesota   Wisconsin at Virginia
  Penn State at Pittsburgh   Boston College at Purdue
  Illinois at Georgia Tech   Northwestern at North Carolina State


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