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Maryland women’s basketball to host Georgia Tech in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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

NCAA Womens Basketball: Maryland at Connecticut David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland women’s basketball will put its near-mint ACC/Big Ten Challenge record on the line when it welcomes Georgia Tech to the Xfinity Center on Nov. 29, the school announced Monday.

Brenda Frese’s squad has gone 10-1 in the challenge, dating back to its inception, and won its last three matchups, including an one-point win over Virginia in Charlottesville last year. The Terps’ only loss came at Notre Dame’s hands in their first season in the Big Ten, after going 7-0 as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

It’s the second major non-conference matchup announced for the women, and they’ll also look to preserve a six-game win streak against Georgia Tech that dates back to 2011. Maryland will also complete their home-and-home series with South Carolina in Columbia, following last year’s home loss to the Gamecocks.

Both of Maryland basketball’s challenge matchups have now been announced, with the school revealing that the men will welcome Tony Bennett’s Virginia squad at the end of last month.

In other news

It’s time to start getting ready for fall football season, starting with the field’s most important position: Quarterbacks Week is back.

Football, you say? Well, Maryland’s Zack Steffen put on a performance in the friendly against France that should bring optimism about his future with the US Men’s National Team.

Still not cleared for contact after his surgery, Justin Jackson’s facing an uphill battle to prove to NBA teams that he should be drafted this month, even if he feels he can compete at the next level, from PressBox.

Mark Turgeon’s newest video coordinator’s Terp ties run deep. He’ll reportedly add Greg Manning Jr., son of the former Maryland shooting guard, to fill current director of basketball operations Mark Bialkowski’s former post, from InsideMDSports.

Maryland’s Jared Nickens won’t get drafted, but he’s still getting some pre-draft looks. He participated in a workout with the Sixers on Monday in a group that also included Miles Bridges.

Another Maryland baseball player is a step closer to the majors. After Brandon Lowe was called up last week, LaMonte Wade continues to work his way up the ladder, moving up to AAA ball.