Duke vs. Maryland (Cameron Indoor Stadium – ACC vs. Big Ten Challenge)
It’s time for everyone to bury the hatchet. Duke, Maryland, the ACC, and the Big Ten.
Let these two former rivals get back on the floor against each other. It’s been long enough.
Ever since Maryland jumped ship from the ACC to the Big Ten, the assumption was that the two teams would face off every so often in the ACC vs. Big Ten Challenge.
That has not been the case at all, and the last game between the two schools was in 2014 with Duke coming away with a 69-67 victory in Durham.
Despite not playing in six years, the Blue Devils have played the fourth most games against Maryland in program history, only trailing North Carolina, Wake Forest, and North Carolina State.
On the other side, the Terrapins have not played a team in program history more than Duke with 146 games played and the Blue Devils leading the all-time series, 95-51.
Head coach Mark Turgeon has brought the Maryland program back to national relevance in the last couple of years, and although a drop-off is expected in 2021, the game could provide the Terps for a resume-building win in hopes of making the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in six years.
Just whatever is causing the conferences to hesitate at setting this game up, let it go and give the people what they want.