Maryland, Virginia opponents set for 2020 Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Quinton Mayo
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Maryland, Virginia opponents set for 2020 Big Ten/ACC Challenge originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The coronavirus pandemic has forced sports leagues across the nation to develop creative ways to still host competitive games. This time, it's college basketball's turn to take a stab at fielding a season. Thursday, matchups for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge were announced.

Maryland is set to take on Clemson, while Virginia is slated to face Michigan State, both teams announced.

Maryland has gone 1-5 in this event since switching over to the Big Ten side — while members of the ACC they were 10-5. Maryland has faced Clemson the fifth-most out of any program in college basketball, posting an 85-46 record in 131 games.

For Virginia, this marks the first time they'll face off with the Spartans in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge since 2002. Michigan State downed Virginia in both the 2014 and 2015 NCAA tournaments, and the Hoos could have had a rematch in the 2019 Final Four if the Spartans hadn’t fallen to Texas Tech, 61-51.