The University of Maryland joined the Big Ten on Monday, bolting from the Atlantic Coast Conference in a move driven by the school’s budget woes.
Rutgers is expected to follow Tuesday, splitting from the Big East and making it an even 14 schools in the Big Ten, but Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany would not confirm.
Delany said Maryland’s entry was approved unanimously by the conference’s 12 presidents. Maryland will join the Big Ten in July 2014.
‘‘By being a member of the Big Ten Conference, we are able to ensure financial stability for Maryland athletics for decades to come,’’ university president Wallach D. Loh said, speaking at a news conference with Delany and athletic director Kevin Anderson.
Loh said the discussions between Maryland and the Big Ten gathered steam two weeks ago. On Saturday, it became clear the talks were serious.
For both schools, the move should come with long-term financial gain. The Big Ten reportedly paid its members $24.6 million in shared television and media rights revenues this year.
Maryland was a charter member of the ACC, which was founded in 1953.
Rutgers will not be able to join the Big Ten until 2015 without working out a deal with the Big East due to a 27-month notification period for departing members.
Indiana 66, Georgia 53 — Victor Oladipo had 15 points and eight boards to lead the No. 1 Hoosiers (4-0) to a win over the Bulldogs (1-3) in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y. Indiana will face Georgetown for the title on Tuesday night.
North Carolina 95, Mississippi State 49 — Leslie McDonald scored 21 points for the ninth-ranked Tar Heels (4-0) in a win over the Bulldogs (1-2) in the first round of the Maui Invitational.
Arizona 92, Long Beach State 72 — Freshman Brandon Ashley had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his first start and the No. 10 Wildcats (3-0) ran over the visiting 49ers (1-3).
Georgetown 78, UCLA 70 — Otto Porter had 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 assists and the Hoyas (3-0) beat the No. 11 Bruins (3-1) in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Kansas 78, Washington State 41 — Travis Releford scored 17 points off the bench to lead the No. 12 Jayhawks (3-1) past the Cougars (2-2) in the semifinals of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City, Mo.
New Mexico 66, UConn 60 — In the championship of the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, the Lobos knocked off the 21st-ranked Huskies behind 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists from Kendall Williams.
Chaminade 86, Texas 73 — De'Andre Haskins scored 32 points to lead the Division 2 Silverswords (2-2) to an upset of the Longhorns (2-1) in the first round of the Maui Invitational.