Maryland’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup will be with Indiana next season, an intriguing game against a rebuilding blueblood that should be substantially better in season two under Tom Crean.
The Terrapins will play in Bloomington on Dec. 1 —- less than a week after returning from the Maui Invitational.
So that should be a good bit of travel for Maryland, as well as a potentially winnable game.
Georgia Tech, by virtue of its last-place finish last season, is the one school from both leagues excluded from the event, which the ACC has won for each of its first 10 seasons.
It’ll be the second meeting between Maryland and Indiana in the event; the Hoosiers beat the Terps in Indianapolis in 2002.
It also ensures Maryland doesn’t receive a new opponent for a second straight season. The Terps have played Iowa (1999), Wisconsin (2000, 2003, 2004), Illinois (2001, 2006 and 2007), Indiana (2002 and 2009), Minnesota (2005) and Michigan (2008), and have won four straight in the event.
An item breaking down all of these matchups to come later:
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
—- Patrick Stevens