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Maryland basketball reportedly won't play in 2018 Gavitt Tipoff Games

The Maryland men’s basketball team will not play in next season’s Gavitt Tipoff Games, the annual mid-November clash between Big Ten and Big East conference teams, according to FanRag Sports.

The Terps are the only Big Ten member to have played in the event each of its first three years, but will sit out this season’s matchups along with Michigan State, Iowa, Purdue, Northwestern and Minnesota. Providence and Butler are the Big East’s lone omissions, FanRag reported.

Maryland played Georgetown in 2015, the Gavitt Tipoff Games’ inaugural year, and in 2016, winning at home as a preseason top-five team and then in Washington on then-freshman Kevin Huerter’s game-saving block. Last season, the Terps defeated visiting Butler in what proved to be the team’s only signature nonconference victory.

Maryland’s nonleague slate has not yet been released, but several games already are on the schedule. The Terps will play Navy in Annapolis on Nov. 10 as part of the Veterans Classic, and reportedly also will take on Marshall, Hofstra and Mount St. Mary’s in home games.

Matchups in the annual ACC-Big Ten Challenge typically are announced in the summer. The Terps’ Big Ten schedule was revealed last month.

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