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Greensboro, NC - Article Courtesy of the ACC:

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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