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