The Maryland Terrapins will face off against North Carolina in the 2015 Big Ten-ACC Challenge, ESPN's Brett McMuprhy is reporting. This will be the second year Maryland participates in the event as a member of the Big Ten. Last season, the Terps were defeated at home by Virginia, 76-65.
A game against the Tar Heels could feature a showdown between the nation's top two preseason teams. Many believe UNC could start the year at No. 1 in the polls, while Maryland has also been mentioned as a front runner for the top spot following its recent addition of Duke transfer Rasheed Sulaimon. Sulaimon joins 5-star center Diamond Stone, sophomore guard Melo Trimble, forward Jake Layman, and Georgia Tech transfer Robert Carter to give Maryland one of, if not the best, starting five in the nation.
The game would give ESPN a great storyline beyond the possible No. 1 vs. No. 2 narrative, with Maryland's Mark Turgeon once again facing off against the coach he served as an assistant under at Kansas, Roy Williams.