Georgetown and Maryland will not play each other in the 1982-83 basketball season.
But Maryland Athletic Director Dick Dull said yesterday he is hopeful the two schools can resume some type of yearly competition the following season.
"It looks like scheduling difficulties will prevent us from playing this upcoming season," Dull said. "We definitely want to play Georgetown and we hope to get something going for the next season (1983-84). Perhaps the Capital Centre would be a suitable location for both schools. It's something we'll have to work out."
Georgetown Athletic Director Frank Rienzo could not be reached for comment yesterday, but said last weekend he still was trying to finish Georgetown's schedule for 1982-83.
Rienzo did not specify any prospective opponents, but it is almost certain that De Paul will play Georgetown at Capital Centre in late December or early January. Sources also say it is doubtful that the Hoyas will play in the Hall of Fame game in Springfield, Mass.
Maryland Coach Lefty Driesell said yesterday he wanted to play Georgetown Dec. 31--on New Year's Eve--but he was not certain if Georgetown had the date open. "It's a delicate thing to try to coordinate because scheduling is done so far in advance these days," Driesell said.
One problem has been the location of the game. Maryland doesn't want to play at Georgetown's McDonough Area, and Georgetown doesn't want to play in Maryland's Cole Field House. Capital Centre, which used to be considered a neutral court, now is perceived as a home court for Georgetown, since the Hoyas played 12 of their 18 home games there last season.