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Maryland basketball will host Pitt in ACC-Big Ten Challenge next season

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The Terps last played the Panthers in the 2013-14 season, when the two shared the ACC for a year.

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The Maryland men's basketball team will host Pitt in next season's version of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. The two teams will play at Xfinity Center on Nov. 29.

The Terps are 5-4 all-time against Pitt, with the two teams having last met twice in the 2013-14 season, when they overlapped for one year in the ACC. Pitt was just arriving from the Big East, and Maryland was just leaving for the Big Ten. The Panthers won both games that year, first at the Petersen Events Center and then at the Comcast Center.

The game will be a clash of two programs in transition. Maryland will lose at least 80 percent of its starting lineup from last season (and perhaps more), while Pitt has a new coaching staff led by former Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings. Both squads should still have a good base of talent, however, and it stands to be a reasonably fun non-conference basketball game.

Plus, it's always a thrill to see a storied ACC rivalry renewed.