A little history will be made in Washington, D.C.—and not of the political variety. Georgetown and Maryland will play each other Sunday for third place in the Old Spice Classic.
Big deal, you say? It is for people who don't have the luxury of the Big Five, as Philly hoops fans do.
Georgetown and Maryland—separated by 12 miles, two leagues, and a tangled history—have one of the greatest rivalries that isn't. They share a recruiting base and the hoop hearts of the nation’s capital, but they don’t share the court too often.
I wrote a story for ESPN about the game. It's here for those who are curious.
For Big Five fans, the countdown of the best players from each Big Five school starts tomorrow with St. Joe's.