UM meets challenge

6th man Vasquez foils Illini with Ibekwe out

No. 23 Maryland 72 Illinois 66

November 29, 2006|By Heather A. Dinich | Heather A. Dinich,Sun Reporter

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- After the Maryland men's basketball team jogged onto the court last night at Assembly Hall for the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, senior forward Ekene Ibekwe walked out, and he took a seat on the bench while the Terps warmed up.

That's where he stayed - despite being cleared to play for perhaps the toughest test to date.

Maryland vs. Notre Dame

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