OT: Maryland & Georgetown Will Renew Rivalry


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"The Maryland and Georgetown men’s basketball programs will revive their dormant regional rivalry during the 2025-26 season.

The storied local programs announced Tuesday in separate news releases that they had committed to a four-game series that will alternate each season between Xfinity Center and Capital One Arena. Maryland will host during the 2025-26 and 2027-28 seasons, and Georgetown will do so in 2026-27 and 2028-29."

"Among the most memorable games between the programs came in 1993. Maryland’s Duane Simpkins hit a game-winner in overtime to secure an 84-83 upset over then-No. 15 Georgetown.

Maryland Coach Kevin Willard and Georgetown Coach Ed Cooley are longtime friends. They previously coached against each other in the Big East, when Willard was at Seton Hall and Cooley was at Providence, and in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, when Willard was at Iona and Cooley was at Fairfield."