Justin Jackson

Report: Maryland close to finalizing game against Loyola-Chicago in Baltimore

Report: Maryland close to finalizing game against Loyola-Chicago in Baltimore

One of last season’s Final Four teams appears to be headed to Baltimore to play Maryland.

Loyola-Chicago, which became the Cinderella of the 2018 NCAA men’s basketball team by pulling off a string of upsets en route to the NCAA semifinals, is close to signing a contract to play the Terps at Royal Farms Arena, NCAA.com reported.

A spokesman for Maryland acknowledged Friday that negotiations are ongoing for a December game in Baltimore, but would not confirm that Loyola-Chicago would be the opponent.

After a 16-year absence, the Terps played Princeton in Baltimore during the 2015-16 season and followed it up with a game against Charlotte the following year. Maryland did...

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