Terps adds notable opponent for Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Maryland basketball’s strong 2022-2023 schedule added another big name on Friday when the school announced the Terps will face Louisville in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. It’s the second year in a row they’re playing Louisville, where they have a new coach Kevin Willard used to work as an assistant.

Maryland’s schedule is almost complete and includes additional non-conference games against UCLA, Miami or Providence, Tennessee and St. Louis.

It is the ninth meeting between the two programs, with Louisville leading 6-2 in the series, including a 63-55 win in the league game of the 2021 Baha Mar Hoops Bahamas Championship last November. Maryland only scored 38.5 percent in the game, which was part of a tough start to the season Mark Turgeon cancel two weeks later.

Maryland is 11-12 in 23 years of the Challenge, Maryland is 11-12 all-time, but most of those wins came when it was on the ACC side of the ledger. Since joining the Big Ten in 2014, Maryland has gone 7-1 at the event, including an ugly home loss to Virginia Tech last season that turned out to be Turgeon’s last game as coach.

Louisville is 4-4 all-time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Cardinals are in four games in the KFC Yum! Center, but have lost in the event twice in a row.

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