Maryland to Host Georgia Tech in Challenge

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Maryland women’s basketball team will host Georgia Tech in the 2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Thursday, Nov. 29 at the XFINITY Center.

This marks the 12th year of the Challenge. The Terrapins are 10-1 all-time in the Challenge, winning their first eight matchups. In the 2017 Challenge, Maryland topped Virginia, 60-59, in Charlottesville behind 13 points each from Kaila Charles and Stephanie Jones.

The Terrapins own the all-time series over the Yellow Jackets, 49-18, and have won the last six straight matchups, dating back to 2011. Georgia Tech went 20-14 overall last year and advanced to the WNIT Quarterfinals.

The Terrapins earned a record of 26-8 last season and finished second in the Big Ten. They advanced to the Big Ten Tournament championship game for the fourth straight year and then went to the NCAA Second Round.

The ACC and Big Ten offices collaborate to determine the Challenge schedule each season. In addition, the official title of the Challenge rotates each year. The 2018 event will be referred to as the ACC/Big Ten Women's Basketball Challenge and will continue to mirror the official title of the two conferences’ Challenge agreements for men's basketball and softball.

The ACC and Big Ten have been among the most competitive conferences on the national women’s basketball landscape for many years, with both conferences sending 10 schools to postseason play in 2017-18. The Big Ten sent six schools to the NCAA Tournament in 2018, as Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio State all advanced to the national tournament. Four other Big Ten squads (Indiana, Michigan State, Penn State and Purdue) participated in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT), with Indiana winning its first WNIT championship.

Game times, as well as television and streaming video coverage, for this year’s ACC/Big Ten Women’s Basketball Challenge will be announced at a later date. The complete schedule of home/away matchups can be found below.

Women’s basketball season tickets are available at 1-800-IM-A-TERP or through the Terrapin Ticket Office online here.

2018 Challenge Schedule
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Illinois at Clemson
Indiana at Wake Forest
Virginia at Michigan State
Rutgers at Virginia Tech
Duke at Wisconsin

Thursday, Nov. 29
Iowa at Notre Dame
Georgia Tech at Maryland
Michigan at NC State
Syracuse at Minnesota
Nebraska at Louisville
Pittsburgh at Northwestern
North Carolina at Ohio State
Penn State at Florida State
Miami at Purdue