WASHINGTON — It has been seven years since the Terps and Hoyas squared off on the basketball court, and even longer since it’s been done in the D.C.-area.

Georgetown blew out Maryland, 75-48, in Orlando in 2008. The last time they met in the D.C. area was November 1993, with new Terps Coach Gary Williams leading his team to a one-point win in overtime.

Head coach John Thompson III talked about the revival of the “cross-town” rivalry with The Junkies on 106.7 the Fan.

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“As soon as [Mark] Turgeon got the job, we started talking,” Thompson says. “We’re excited. The whole area I think is excited. Let’s get it started.”

Georgetown and Maryland have not had a home-and-home series in more than four decades. But, it seems the tide is turning this year.

“We’re going to them this year. They’re coming to us next year. And it probably will continue past that,” Thompson says.

They’ll square off at Xfinity Center on Nov. 17.

Listen to the complete interview below.

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