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Report: Georgetown And Maryland Will Rekindle Their Basketball Rivalry In The Big East - Big Ten Challenge

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The Georgetown Hoyas and Maryland Terrapins have not played in men's basketball since 2008, when the two teams met in the Old Spice Classic in Orlando. There were talks of renewing the rivalry as recently as 2012, but as ESPN's Andy Katz wrote then, things broke down when things became public.

Anderson's original comment to The Washington Post was that "if we're going to play people -- particularly somebody in our own region -- they should be able and willing to play us in everything. If we could sit down and talk about it and have a good dialogue, we're more than happy to pursue other avenues. But we want to play Georgetown in all sports.''

Former Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr. responded Monday on ESPN Radio 980 and called out Anderson for dealing with scheduling in a public format.

Thompson Jr. said, "it's incomprehensible to me.'' Thompson Jr. added that he took Anderson's move as a threat.

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"It is not our desire to continue this discussion in the media. We look forward to working with Coach Turgeon and our colleagues at Georgetown University, to see if we can overcome whatever obstacles exist and turn this hope into a reality that will benefit both institutions when the time is right."

Now, according to reports, the two DMV-area powers will meet in this year's Big East - Big Ten challenge.

">@umterps to face @georgetownhoyas in men's basketball at Gaviitt Tipoff Games http://t.co/qNcj3iS6GSpic.twitter.com/8hSuu2b57g

— Game On WUSA9 (@GameOnWUSA9) April 21, 2015

With the return of stars like Georgetown's D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera and Maryland's Melo Trimble, this should be a very fun early season match-up between two likely Top 25 teams.

[Casual Hoya]