Terps, Hoyas may meet again after 14 years

July 03, 1993|By Milton Kent

Officials at Maryland and Georgetown are involved in talks designed to get their men's basketball teams on the court against each other next season for the first time in 14 years.

Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger said yesterday that the two schools are talking about playing a game, but have not reached an agreement.

"There is no disagreement," said Geiger, who would not speculate on when an announcement on a Terps-Hoyas game might be take place.

The two schools used to meet annually, but the series was discontinued by former Maryland coach Lefty Driesell.

Subsequent attempts to revive the series reportedly were rebuffed by Georgetown coach John Thompson, and the teams have not played since Georgetown beat Maryland, 74-68, in the 1979-80 NCAA East Regional semifinals. Maryland leads the series, 31-24.

Georgetown athletic director Frank Rienzo told The Washington Post that if someone came forward to sponsor a game this coming season, "then I'd call it very possible."

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