Maryland to play Pitt in next year's ACC-Big Ten Challenge

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Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon shouts instructions during the first half against Kansas during a Sweet 16 matchup in the NCAA Tournament's South region at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky., on Thursday, March 24, 2016.

Maryland will play Pittsburgh at home in next season's ACC-Big Ten Challenge, according to CBS Sports.

A year after the Terps were part of a marquee matchup with North Carolina at the Smith Center in a contest of Top 10 teams, Maryland will face a team that finished 21-12 last season and lost its head coach, Jamie Dixon.


The Panthers, who lost to Wisconsin in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, return their two leading scorers, seniors Michael Young and Jamel Artis of Baltimore under new coach Kevin Stallings, who replaced Dixon.

In what will be next season's marquee ACC-Big Ten Challenge games, Michigan State will play at Duke, North Carolina will visit Indiana and Syracuse will travel to Wisconsin and Purdue will play at Virginia.


In other games, N.C. State will visit Illinois, Nebraska plays at Clemson, Iowa travels to Notre Dame, Virginia Tech goes to Michigan, and Georgia Tech will play at Penn State.

The Terps have lost the past two years in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, also losing to No. 5 Virginia as an unranked team in 2014-15.

Maryland will also play Georgetown at Verizon Center in the second Dave Gavitt Games and host Oklahoma State in its other big non-conference matchups.