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Maryland-Navy will square off in Annapolis in 2018 Veterans Classic

In the first men’s basketball matchup between Maryland and Navy since David Robinson and the late Len Bias faced off in the 1985 NCAA tournament, the Terps will meet the Midshipmen in the 2018 Veterans Classic Nov. 9 at Alumni Hall in Annapolis.

The 8:30 p.m. game will be preceded by a meeting between two teams that reached last season’s NCAA tournament, Wichita State and Providence.

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The games will be televised by the CBS Sports Network. This is the event’s fifth year.

Maryland has not played Navy in Annapolis since the 1968-1969 season. The Terps lead the overall series, 30-27.

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In the last meeting, Maryland defeated Navy, 64-59, in the second round of the NCAA tournament in Dayton, Ohio. Bias, then a junior, had 22 points and eight rebounds; Robinson, a sophomore, had 20 points and eight rebounds.

Tickets went on sale Monday and can be purchased through the Navy ticket office at 1-800-US4-NAVY or by clicking on the TICKETS tab in the masthead of NavySports.com.

Lower level reserved tickets for the doubleheader are $75; upper level general admission seats are $50.

"It's an honor and a privilege to participate in the 2018 Veterans Classic," said Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon said in a statement. "This opportunity for our student-athletes to engage and visit with the midshipmen will be an invaluable experience.

“We are looking forward to expressing our sincere appreciation to the men and women of the United States Naval Academy for their service and all that they do to keep our country safe. Our University and men's basketball program is excited to face Navy in a regular season game in Annapolis."

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