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15th Annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge Matchups Announced ...

  • The 15th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods on Dec. 3-4 will be highlighted by eight teams in the ESPN.com early preseason top 25, including six of the top 11 teams: No. 3 Michigan State, No. 5 Duke, No. 6 Ohio State, No. 8 Syracuse, No. 9 Michigan, No. 11 North Carolina, No. 20 Indiana and No. 25 Iowa. Three of the games will pit ranked teams against each other: No. 9 Michigan at No. 5 Duke, No. 11 North Carolina at No. 3 Michigan State and No. 20 Indiana at No. 8 Syracuse.

    Following last year’s 6-6 tie, the ACC now holds a 10-3-1 advantage in Challenge play. In the event of a tie, the Commissioner’s Cup remains with the conference that won the previous year, which was the Big Ten in 2011. The ACC won the first 10 Challenges (1999-2008) while the Big Ten won the next three (2009-2011).

    ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 12 games of the two-day event matching top college basketball programs playing for conference supremacy and the Commissioners Cup. All 12 games will also be available via WatchESPN.

    All 12 Big Ten teams and 12 of the 15 ACC teams will participate in the 2013 Challenge, including Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse, who will join the league on July 1, 2013.

    2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge schedule:
    (times and networks are to be determined)

    Tuesday, December 3
    Indiana at Syracuse
    Michigan at Duke
    Notre Dame at Iowa
    Florida State at Minnesota
    Penn State at Pittsburgh
    Illinois at Georgia Tech
    Wednesday, December 4
    North Carolina at Michigan State
    Maryland at Ohio State
    Miami at Nebraska
    Wisconsin at Virginia
    Boston College at Purdue
    Northwestern at NC State

    Challenge Notes

    Tourney Teams: 14 teams between the two conferences played in the 2012 NCAA Championship: Duke, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse from the ACC, and Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State and Wisconsin from the Big Ten.

    First Challenge Matchups: Seven of the 12 games will mark first-time Challenge matchups: Michigan at Duke, Maryland at Ohio State, Miami at Nebraska and Boston College at Purdue plus the debut of the three new ACC members: Syracuse against Indiana, Notre Dame at Iowa and Pittsburgh against Penn State.

    Duke is 21-8 all-time against Michigan, including victories in the 2011 NCAA Championship and 2011 EA Sports Maui Invitational.

    Syracuse and Indiana have met five previous times with Syracuse winning the past four games, including last season’s NCAA Tournament Elite Eight matchup.

    In addition to first-time Challenge games, several of the teams are infrequent opponents: Nebraska holds a 3-1 record against Miami; Purdue won both previous meetings against Boston College; Ohio State and Maryland last played in 1985, with Ohio State winning three out of five overall games; and Notre Dame will play Iowa for the first time since 1990 and holds a 8-5 series advantage.

    Pennsylvania rivals Pitt and Penn State will meet for the first time since 2005 with Pitt winning the past five contests.

    Shot at the Bakers Dozen: Duke has won more than any team, taking 12 of its 14 Challenge games.

    Following a First with a Rematch: Illinois and Georgia Tech and Wisconsin and Virginia will follow their first-time Challenge meetings in 2012 with a rematch in the 2013 event.

    Illinois defeated Georgia Tech and Virginia beat Wisconsin in last year’s Challenge.

    Best Three Out of Five: North Carolina and Michigan State and Minnesota and Florida State will meet in the Challenge for the fifth time with each program holding a 2-2 record against their 2013 opponent.

    North Carolina, with an 11-3 overall record against Michigan State, won games in 2008 and 2009. Michigan State won in 1999 and 2000.

    Minnesota won the Challenge games in 2000 and 2012 and Florida State in 2004 and 2007.

    Rubber Match: Northwestern and NC State will square off in the Challenge for the third time. Northwestern won in 2009 and NC State in 2002.

    A year ago, the ACC and the Big Ten played to a 6-6 tie … visiting teams won 6 of the 12 Challenge games … the ACC won four of the six games played on Wednesday (Nov. 28) to force the tie.

    The ACC leads the Challenge 10-3-1 … ACC teams have won 82 of the 143 Challenge games played to date.

    Home teams are 84-49 in ACC-Big Ten Challenge play ... the ACC is 46-20 on its home court while the Big Ten is 38-29 ... there have been 10 “neutral site” games, with the ACC holding a 7-3 advantage.

    The ACC (.658) and the Big Ten (.620) rank 1-2, respectively, among conferences in all-time NCAA Tournament winning percentage.

    Since 1988, the ACC (23) and the Big Ten (19) have provided 42 of the 96 teams in the Final Four and have combined to win 10 national titles.

    At least one ranked team has played in 70 of the 133 Challenge games played to date ... 29 games have had both teams ranked ... in the 2001 game between Michigan State and Virginia that was cancelled because of a slippery floor, both teams were ranked.

    Challenge W-L Records:

    ACC H R N W-L
    Boston College 3-1 3-0 0-0 6-1
    Clemson 4-3 5-2 0-0 9-5
    Duke 5-0 3-2 4-0 12-2
    Florida State 4-3 2-5 0-0 6-8
    Georgia Tech 3-2 1-6 0-1 4-9
    Maryland 5-1 4-1 1-2 10-4
    Miami 2-1 0-3 0-0 2-4
    North Carolina 3-3 2-4 2-0 7-7
    NC State 4-2 1-6 0-0 5-8
    Virginia 5-1 3-4 0-0 8-5
    Virginia Tech 2-2 1-3 0-0 3-5
    Wake Forest 6-1 4-2 0-0 10-3
    Totals 46-20 29-38 7-3 82-61

    Big Ten H R N W-L
    Illinois 4-2 3-2 0-3 7-7
    Indiana 2-3 2-4 1-0 5-7
    Iowa 2-3 0-5 0-2 2-10
    Michigan 3-3 1-4 1-0 5-7
    Michigan State 5-1 1-5 0-1 6-7
    Minnesota 4-3 2-5 0-0 6-8
    Nebraska 0-1 1-0 0-0 1-1
    Northwestern 4-3 2-5 0-0 6-8
    Ohio State 4-2 2-3 0-1 6-6
    Penn State 2-4 3-3 0-0 5-7
    Purdue 4-2 2-4 0-0 6-6
    Wisconsin 4-2 1-6 1-0 6-8
    Totals 38-29 20-46 3-7 61-82

    Year by Year Results:

    1999 (ACC 5-4)
    Wake Forest d. Wisconsin 67-48 ACC 1-0
    #24 Maryland d. Iowa 83-65 ACC 2-0
    #17 Duke d. #16 Illinois 72-69 ACC 3-0
    Minnesota d. Virginia 74-62 ACC 3-1
    Michigan d. Georgia Tech 80-77 ACC 3-2
    NC State d. #19 Purdue 61-59 ACC 4-2
    #8 Michigan St. d. #2 North Carolina 86-76 ACC 4-3
    Florida State d. Northwestern 60-46 ACC 5-3
    Penn State d. Clemson 85-75 ACC 5-4

    2000 (ACC 5-4)
    #12 Wake Forest d. Michigan 71-60 ACC 1-0
    Clemson d. Northwestern 57-44 ACC 2-0
    #1 Duke d. #9 Illinois 78-77 ACC 3-0
    Iowa d. Georgia Tech 85-67 ACC 3-1
    #21 Virginia d. Purdue 98-79 ACC 4-1
    #3 Michigan State d. #2 N. Carolina 77-64 ACC 4-2
    Minnesota d. Florida State 76-71 ACC 4-3
    #23 Wisconsin d. #13 Maryland (ot) 78-75 Tied 4-4
    NC State d. Penn State 84-76 ACC 5-4

    2001 (ACC 5-3)
    #5 Maryland d. #2 Illinois 76-63 ACC 1-0
    Ohio State d. NC State 64-50 Tied 1-1
    #1 Duke d. #7 Iowa 80-62 ACC 2-1
    #25 Wake Forest d. Minnesota 85-79 ACC 3-1
    Georgia Tech d. Wisconsin 62-61 ACC 4-1
    #22 Michigan St. & #9 Virginia cancelled
    Clemson d. Penn State 79-66 ACC 5-1
    Indiana d. North Carolina 79-66 ACC 5-2
    Northwestern d. Florida State 57-50 ACC 5-3

    2002 (ACC 5-4)
    Florida State d. Iowa 80-67 ACC 1-0
    #4 Duke d. Ohio State 91-76 ACC 2-0
    Clemson d. Penn State 79-70 ACC 3-0
    #10 Indiana d. #9 Maryland (ot) 80-74 ACC 3-1
    #25 Illinois d. #12 North Carolina 92-65 ACC 3-2
    #20 Minnesota d. Georgia Tech 64-63 Tied 3-3
    NC State d. Northwestern 74-49 ACC 4-3
    #19 Michigan State d. Virginia 82-75 Tied 4-4
    Wake Forest d. #23 Wisconsin 90-80 ACC 5-4

    2003 (ACC 7-2)
    Florida State d. Northwestern 71-53 ACC 1-0
    #18 Wake Forest d. Indiana 100-67 ACC 2-0
    Michigan d. NC State 68-61 ACC 2-1
    #10 North Carolina d. #11 Illinois 88-81 ACC 3-1
    Maryland d. #15 Wisconsin 73-67 ACC 4-1
    #13 Georgia Tech d. Ohio State 73-53 ACC 5-1
    #20 Purdue d. Clemson 76-64 ACC 5-2
    #6 Duke d. #5 Michigan State 72-50 ACC 6-2
    Virginia d. Minnesota 86-78 ACC 7-2

    2004 (ACC 7-2)
    #16 NC State d. Purdue 60-53 ACC 1-0
    #4 Georgia Tech d. Michigan 88-68 ACC 2-0
    Florida State d. Minnesota 70-69 ACC 3-0
    #10 Duke d. #11 Michigan State 81-74 ACC 4-0
    #25 Wisconsin d. #12 Maryland 69-64 ACC 4-1
    #5 Illinois d. #1 Wake Forest 91-73 ACC 4-2
    Clemson d. Ohio State 80-73 ACC 5-2
    #9 North Carolina d. Indiana 70-63 ACC 6-2
    Virginia d. Northwestern 48-44 ACC 7-2

    2005 (ACC 6-5)
    Ohio State d. Virginia Tech 69-56 Big Ten 1-0
    #22 Wake Forest d. Wisconsin 91-88 Tied 1-1
    Florida State d. Purdue 97-57 ACC 2-1
    Clemson d. Penn State 96-88 ACC 3-1
    #12 Illinois d. North Carolina 68-64 ACC 3-2
    Michigan d. Miami 74-53 Tied 3-3
    #13 Michigan St. d. Georgia Tech 88-86 Big Ten 4-3
    #23 Maryland d. Minnesota 83-66 Tied 4-4
    Virginia d. Northwestern 72-57 ACC 5-4
    #1 Duke d. #17 Indiana 75-67 ACC 6-4
    #15 Iowa d. #24 NC State 45-42 ACC 6-5
    2006 (ACC 8-3)
    NC State d. Michigan 74-67 ACC 1-0
    #19 Maryland d. Illinois 72-66 ACC 2-0
    #12 Wisconsin d. Florida State 81-66 ACC 2-1
    #21 Georgia Tech d. Penn State 77-73 ACC 3-1
    #10 Duke d. Indiana 54-51 ACC 4-1
    Northwestern d. Miami 61-59 ACC 4-2
    Boston College d. Michigan State 65-58 ACC 5-2
    Purdue d. #25 Virginia 61-59 ACC 5-3
    Virginia Tech d. Iowa 69-65 ACC 6-3
    #6 North Carolina d. #1 Ohio State 98-89 ACC 7-3
    Clemson d. Minnesota 90-68 ACC 8-3

    2007 (ACC 8-3)
    Wake Forest d. Iowa 56-47 ACC 1-0
    Indiana d. Georgia Tech 83-79 tied 1-1
    Virginia d. Northwestern 94-52 ACC 2-1
    Florida State d. Minnesota 75-61 ACC 3-1
    #7 Duke d. #20 Wisconsin 82-58 ACC 4-1
    #18 Clemson d. Purdue 61-58 ACC 5-1
    Boston College d. Michigan 77-64 ACC 6-1
    #10 Michigan State d. NC State 81-58 ACC 6-2
    Maryland d. Illinois 69-61 ACC 7-2
    #1 North Carolina d. Ohio State 66-55 ACC 8-2
    Penn State d. Virginia Tech 66-61 ACC 8-3

    2008 (ACC 6-5)
    #22 Wisconsin d. Virginia Tech 74-72 Big Ten 1-0
    Boston College d. Iowa 57-55 Tied 1-1
    Ohio State d. #21 Miami 73-68 Big Ten 2-1
    Clemson d. Illinois 76-74 Tied 2-2
    #7 Duke d. #9 Purdue 76-60 ACC 3-2
    Minnesota d. Virginia 66-56 Tied 3-3
    #15 Wake Forest d. Indiana 83-58 ACC 4-3
    Penn State d. Georgia Tech 85-83 Tied 4-4
    Maryland d. Michigan 75-70 ACC 5-4
    #1 No. Carolina d. #13 Michigan St. 98-63 ACC 6-4
    Northwestern d. Florida State 73-59 ACC 6-5

    2009 (Big Ten 6-5)
    Penn State d. Virginia 69-66 Big Ten 1-0
    Northwestern d. NC State 65-53 Big Ten 2-0
    #4 Purdue d. Wake Forest 69-58 Big Ten 3-0
    Maryland d. Indiana 80-68 Big Ten 3-1
    #10 North Carolina d. #9 Michigan St. 89-82 Big Ten 3-2
    Virginia Tech d. Iowa 70-64 Tied 3-3
    Illinois d. #18 Clemson 76-74 Big Ten 4-3
    Boston College d. Michigan 62-58 Tied 4-4
    Miami d. Minnesota 63-58 ACC 5-4
    Wisconsin d. #6 Duke 73-69 Tied 5-5
    #15 Ohio State d. #21 Florida State 77-64 Big Ten 6-5

    2010 (Big Ten 6-5)
    Virginia d. #15 Minnesota 87-79 ACC 1-0
    Northwestern d. Georgia Tech 91-71 Tied 1-1
    Wake Forest d. Iowa 76-73 ACC 2-1
    #2 Ohio State d. Florida State 58-44 Tied 2-2
    Michigan d. Clemson 69-61 Big Ten 3-2
    #20 Illinois d. North Carolina 79-67 Big Ten 4-2
    Wisconsin d. NC State 87-48 Big Ten 5-2
    Boston College d. Indiana 88-76 Big Ten 5-3
    #22 Purdue d. Virginia Tech ot 58-55 Big Ten 6-3
    Maryland d. Penn State 62-39 Big Ten 6-4
    #1 Duke d. #6 Michigan State 84-79 Big Ten 6-5

    2011 (Big Ten 8-4)
    Virginia d. #14 Michigan 70-58 ACC 1-0
    Northwestern d. Georgia Tech 76-60 Tied 1-1
    Illinois d. Maryland 71-62 Big Ten 2-1
    Purdue d. Miami 76-65 Big Ten 3-1
    Clemson d. Iowa 71-55 Big Ten 3-2
    #2 Ohio State d. #3 Duke 85-63 Big Ten 4-2
    Indiana d. NC State 86-75 Big Ten 5-2
    Penn State d. Boston College 62-54 Big Ten 6-2
    Michigan State d. Florida State 65-49 Big Ten 7-2
    Minnesota d. Virginia Tech 58-55 Big Ten 8-2
    Wake Forest d. Nebraska 55-53 Big Ten 8-3
    #5 North Carolina d. #9 Wisconsin 60-57 Big Ten 8-4

    2012 (Tied 6-6)
    Virginia Tech d. Iowa 95-79 ACC 1-0
    Minnesota d. Florida State 77-68 Tied 1-1
    #13 Michigan d. #18 NC State 79-72 Big Ten 2-1
    Maryland d. Northwestern 77-55 Tied 2-2
    Nebraska d. Wake Forest 79-63 Big Ten 3-2
    #1 Indiana d. #14 North Carolina 83-59 Big Ten 4-2
    Virginia d. Wisconsin 60-54 Big Ten 4-3
    Purdue d. Clemson 73-61 Big Ten 5-3
    Miami d. #13 Michigan State 67-59 Big Ten 5-4
    #22 Illinois d. Georgia Tech 75-62 Big Ten 6-4
    Boston College d. Penn State 73-61 Big Ten 6-5
    #2 Duke d. #4 Ohio State 73-68 Tied 6-6

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  • I like our chances in this one. We have a better team this year. It's home.

    Excited to see the rematch. Kudos to the ACC/Big Ten folks for giving us some quality basketball to watch.

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  • I would have worked every angle to get Maryland out of there in favor of Wake of VT. Loss be damned.

    This post was edited by HarrisPick6 11 months ago

  • Sucks for VT! And Clemson and Wake Forest.

  • I agree. Plus they play OSU! I would have liked that marquee game. This is horseshit if you ask me.

  • I agree 100%. To Hell with MD. Reward one of the teams you mentioned.

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