First Maryland, now GU to face Kentucky?

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First Maryland, now GU to face Kentucky?

Maryland and Georgetown may not be playing each other anytime soon, bummer, I know.Having both local college basketball powers potentially square off against Kentucky next season, not a bad alternative.We already knew the Terps would open the 2012-13 season against the Wildcats in the inaugural Barclays Center Classicin Brooklyn on November 9.Now one report has Georgetown-Kentucky as a potential matchup in this season's Big East-SEC challenge. Per ESPN's Andy Katz:"The Big East still has to decide if 14 schools will participate in the Big East-SEC Challenge instead of 12. Based on conversations with multiple sources, the highest-profile game that could occur is Kentucky at Georgetown. I wouldnt be surprised to see Louisville at Florida, Marquette at Missouri, and Tennessee at Notre Dame. But those last four appear to be more speculation at this point. The most likely matchup is UK-GU."In a general sense, any time you takeon the defending national champions, it's a juicy non-conference tilt. If the matchup occurs this season, there would be some serious heat generated from the fan bases considering top freshman recruit Nerlens Noel spurned Georgetown for Kentucky with an egocentric national television announcement that broke many a heart on the Hilltop. Yeah, this could be fun - especially if the site is the Verizon Center.

No. 7 Virginia claws back to beat Ohio State

No. 7 Virginia claws back to beat Ohio State

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — London Perrantes scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half and No. 7 Virginia overcame a sloppy performance and rallied past Ohio State 63-61 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Devon Hall added 12 points for the Cavaliers (7-0), who trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half and didn't take the lead for good until Marial Shayok's baseline runner made it 59-57 with 1:58 remaining.

The Buckeyes (6-1) trailed 63-61 when Shayok missed two free throws with 10.5 seconds left. Coach Thad Matta called a timeout with 6.5 seconds to play, but JaQuan Lyle couldn't find an open teammate as the clock ran down and launched a 3-point try that missed badly.

Jae'Sean Tate led Ohio State with 14 points and Lyle had 12.

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Virginia Tech fights back to top Michigan

Virginia Tech fights back to top Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Zach LeDay scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half, and Virginia Tech rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to beat Michigan 73-70 on Wednesday night.

The Hokies (6-1) trailed 67-63 late in the second half before a 3-pointer by Justin Bibbs started an 8-0 run. Seth Allen gave Virginia Tech the lead with a driving layup, then added a 3-pointer.

Duncan Robinson's 3-pointer with 42 seconds left pulled Michigan (5-2) to within a point, and an offensive foul on Allen gave the Wolverines the ball back. But Michigan was out of timeouts, and Zak Irvin ended up trying a tough jumper from just inside the arc that missed.

After Bibbs made two free throws with 3.9 seconds left, Robinson had a chance to tie it, but his 3-pointer from the left wing missed.

Michigan was in total control at the start, jumping out to a 17-4 lead and eventually going up 23-8 on a 3-pointer by Derrick Walton. Virginia Tech was down 39-30 at halftime but opened the second half with a 9-2 run.

Irvin led Michigan with 23 points.

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