Maryland to play at Northwestern for ACC/Big 10 Challenge

The Maryland men's basketball team will travel to Northwestern for the 14th annual ACC/Big 10 Challenge.

The Terps and Wildcats have met just once before, with Northwestern winning 66-62 on Dec. 6, 1958. The 2012 matchup is scheduled for Nov. 27.


Northwestern finished the 2011-12 season with a 19-14 record, including an 8-10 mark in Big 10 play. The Wildcats, who were 11-4 in non-conference play, have never made an NCAA tournament.

Northwestern loses leading scorer John Shurna, who averaged 20 points as a senior, but returns wing Drew Crawford (16.1 points per game) and point guard Dave Sobolewski (8.3 ppg). 

Maryland finished 17-15 last season. The Terps dropped a 71-62 decision to Illinois in the 2011 ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Here's the complete schedule for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge:

Tuesday, Nov. 27
North Carolina at Indiana
NC State at Michigan
Minnesota at Florida State
Maryland at Northwestern
Iowa at Virginia Tech
Nebraska at Wake Forest

Wednesday, Nov, 28
Ohio State at Duke
Virginia at Wisconsin
Michigan State at Miami
Purdue at Clemson
Georgia Tech at Illinois
Boston College at Penn State