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MM 10.15: Maryland men’s basketball releases Big Ten/ACC tip-off time

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Maryland men’s basketball will play Virginia Tech in the Big Ten/ACC Men’s Basketball Challenge, marking the two squads’ first meeting since the Terrapins left the ACC after the 2013-14 season.

The game is now slated for Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 7:15 p.m. in College Park and will be televised on either ESPN or ESPN2.

The Terrapins hold a 32-10 all-time record against the Hokies, with six back-to-back victories. The two teams last faced each other on March 4, 2014, which resulted in a 64-47 point victory for Maryland. Former Terp and current Minnesota Timberwolves player Jake Layman led Maryland with 13 points and five rebounds in that contest. Former Terp Dez Wells followed closely behind with 11 points in the win.

In other news

Dylan Spilko examined Maryland football’s schedule for the second half of the season and football’s top performers thus far into the season.

Damon Brooks Jr. previewed field hockey’s Friday matchup against Rutgers.

Lauren Rosh provided her three takeaways from men’s basketball media day.

Maryland field hockey will recognize the 2011 National Champion team on Sunday.

Joshua Bolma, a redshirt freshman on Maryland men’s soccer, was ranked the midseason No. 1 Freshman in the Country by TopDrawerSoccer.

Maryland men’s wrestling will participate in the Red-Black Wrestle-Offs on Oct. 28.

Maryland volleyball senior middle blocker Rainelle Jones was named Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week.