The Maryland men's basketball team will take on Pittsburgh in the championship semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The Terps-Panthers game, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Nov. 18, precedes Illinois vs. Texas in the other championship semifinal. The title game is set for Nov. 19 following the 5 p.m. consolation matchup. All games at MSG will be televised on ESPN2.
Maryland will open the regional round of the tournament against Seattle on Nov. 8 at Comcast Center. On Nov. 10, the Terps face Charleston at 7 p.m. on ESPNU. The four regional-round hosts automatically advance to the semifinals in New York.
Maryland holds a 5-1 record against Pittsburgh, including an 87-52 win over the Panthers on Nov. 28, 1998 at the Puerto Rico Shootout. The Terps are 4-2 all time against Illinois and 1-0 vs. Texas.