The Washington Times - November 26, 2008, 02:01PM

It’s a running joke, and worth bringing up again —- Maryland and Michigan State wind up playing at the same site almost every year.

There was the 2001 Final Four (Minneapolis), the 2002 NCAA tournament (Washington), the 2003 NCAA tournament (San Antonio), the 2004 BB&T Classic (D.C.), the 2005 Maui Invitational (um, Maui), the 2006 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (New York), the 2007 CBE Classic (Kansas City) and now this week’s Old Spice Classic.


Oddly enough, this will be only the teams’ third meeting in that span.

With that series history in mind, here’s a rundown of Maryland’s (and Gary Williams‘) past against the other seven teams in the field.


Series: Terps lead 36-25
Last meeting: Maryland 76-66 (2001 NCAA tournament)
Williams vs. Hoyas: 3-12 (2-0 at Maryland)
Williams vs. John Thompson III: 1-0


Series: Bulldogs lead 2-1
Last meeting: Gonzaga 88-76 (2005 Maui Invitational)
Williams vs. Bulldogs: 1-2 (1-2 at Maryland)
Williams vs. Mark Few: 0-2


Series: Spartans lead 2-1
Last meeting: Maryland 62-60 (2006 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic)
Williams vs. Spartans: 5-4 (1-1 at Maryland)
Williams vs. Tom Izzo: 1-1


Series: Terps lead 1-0
Last meeting: Maryland 50-49 (1966 Memphis Invitational)
Williams vs. Cowboys: 0-0
Williams vs. Travis Ford: 0-0


Series: Terps lead 2-0
Last meeting: Maryland 94-75 (2006)
Williams vs. Saints: 3-0 (2-0 at Maryland)
Williams vs. Fran McCaffrey: 2-0


Series: Tied 2-2
Last meeting: Maryland 72-49 (1984 Great Alaska Shootout)
Williams vs. Volunteers: 0-1 (0-0 at Maryland)
Williams vs. Bruce Pearl: 0-0


Series: Terps 1-0
Last meeting: Maryland 95-83 (1968 Charlotte Invitational)
Williams vs. Shockers: 0-0
Williams vs. Gregg Marshall: 2-0

—- Patrick Stevens