From ACC to Big Ten: Maryland’s Basketball Performance Since Joining the Conference

From ACC to Big Ten: Maryland’s Basketball Performance Since Joining the Conference
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Maryland is officially on its 10th year being in the Big Ten Conference since switching over from the Atlantic Coast Conference, its home for 62 years.

In a Maryland sports betting mindset just days after the death of legendary Terrapins coach Lefty Driesell, wanted to try to gauge if the switch was a positive move for the basketball team. Using, we looked at historical data.

Over the 62 years of being in the ACC, Maryland had an average record of 18-11 and a win-loss percentage of .609. Since joining the Big Ten, Maryland’s average record is 21-11, for a win-loss percentage of .650. According to this data, the switch had a positive impact on the team. (Note: All data for this season is as of Feb. 20).

Last month, we explored whether Maryland hoops could become a Big Ten powerhouse, as it was when the school joined the conference.

University of Maryland Basketball Results

ConferenceAvg. RecordWin-Loss Pct.
ACC (62 years)18-11.609
Big Ten (10 years)21-11.650


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More Recent Comparison

Let’s take a deeper dive on the final 10 years of the Terps in the ACC and see how they did compared to 10 years in the Big Ten, which includes this season. In the Big Ten (since 2014-15), Maryland has a 213-113 record (.653), including a 14-13 record this season under second-year head coach Kevin Willard.

During the final seven seasons under coach Gary Williams (starting with 2004-05) and the first three years under coach Mark Turgeon (starting with 2011-12), Maryland compiled a 205-130 (.612) record.

Williams recorded a 146-87 ledger in the final seven seasons of his tenure, including three NCAA and three NIT appearances. During that span, his three NCAA appearances lasted only until the second round. Turgeon compiled a 59-43 record in his first three seasons with an NIT semifinal appearance in 2012-13 (25-13).

Up Next for Maryland

It is unlikely any Maryland sports betting apps are getting much action on the Terps to win the Big Ten tournament. Maryland is currently 12th in the 14-team Big Ten with four games remaining in the regular season. That starts with a trip to Rutgers on Sunday (BTN, noon). Maryland has lost two straight and five of its last six games.

The 27th Big Ten Conference Tournament will be played March 13-17 at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

Maryland did receive some good news Wednesday night as Baltimore native and five-star center Derik Queen announced he has committed to the school for the 2024-25 season. Queen, a 6-10, 245-pounder, is currently playing for Montverde Academy in Florida and ranks No. 10 in the latest 2024 ESPN 100.

It won’t be long until March Madness. Have Maryland sportsbook promos with you if you decide to place any bets.



Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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