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Will Maryland-Georgetown basketball series continue?

Will Maryland-Georgetown basketball series continue?

Maryland and Georgetown started the 1993-94 season playing each other for the first time since the 1980 NCAA tournament mainly because of some bad blood between Hoyas coach John Thompson Jr. and former Terps coach Lefty Driesell.

When the Terps won on a last-second shot in overtime by Duane Simpkins at USAir Arena, Thompson declined to return the game the following year to College Park, where Gary Williams was going into his sixth season. A furious comeback by Maryland -- 14 points down with 12 minutes to go -- had forced overtime.

The two schools located less than 15 miles apart didn’t play again in a regularly scheduled game until last season.

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