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The 16th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods, played over three days from December 1-3, will be highlighted by an expanded format of 14 games – two more than previous Challenges.

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 14 games of the three-day event matching top college basketball programs playing for conference supremacy and the Commissioners Cup. All 14 games will also be available via WatchESPN.

Three of the games will feature a showdown between teams ranked in an ESPN.com early preseason top 25 poll: No. 2 Duke at No. 4 Wisconsin, No. 25 Iowa at No. 6 North Carolina and No. 21 Syracuse at No. 24 Michigan. Additional teams in the Challenge that made the poll include No. 7 Virginia, No. 8 Louisville and No. 18 Michigan State.

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 Commissioners 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).

ACC teams hold an 88-67 lead in Challenge games played to date

2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge schedule (times and networks will be announced in August):

Monday, December 1

Nebraska at Florida State

Rutgers at Clemson

Tuesday, December 2

No. 21 Syracuse at No. 24 Michigan

Ohio State at No. 8 Louisville

Pittsburgh at Indiana

NC State at Purdue

Illinois at Miami

Minnesota at Wake Forest

Wednesday, December 3

No. 2 Duke at No. 4 Wisconsin

No. 18 Michigan State at Notre Dame

No. 25 Iowa at No. 6 North Carolina

No. 7 Virginia at Maryland

Georgia Tech at Northwestern

Virginia Tech at Penn State

Rankings denote ESPN early pre-season poll

Challenge Notes

• Tourney Teams: 13 teams from the two conferences played in the 2014 NCAA Championship: Duke, Louisville, North Carolina, NC State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Virginia from the ACC, and Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State and Wisconsin from the Big Ten.

• First Challenge Matchups: Nine of the 14 games will mark first-time Challenge matchups including Syracuse at Michigan, Michigan State at Notre Dame, Iowa at North Carolina, Pittsburgh at Indiana, Illinois at Miami (Fla.) and Nebraska at Florida State, plus three involving a new member of one of the conferences: Rutgers (at Clemson) and Maryland (against former ACC foe Virginia) in the Big Ten and Louisville (against Ohio State) in the ACC.

• Michigan and Syracuse last met in a 2013 National Semifinal game from Atlanta, with the Wolverines defeating the Orange 61-56.

• Michigan State and Notre Dame will meet for the first time in 35 years. The Spartans defeated the Irish 80-68 in the Regional Finals on its way to the 1979 National Championship.

• In addition to first-time Challenge games, several of the teams are infrequent opponents: Iowa has won two of its three matchups against North Carolina, despite losing the last meeting in 2004; Illinois and Miami (Fla.) have split their two previous meetings, with the Hurricanes winning the last contest in 2012; Florida State holds a 1-0 record over Nebraska with a victory in 2005; and Clemson will look to go 2-0 against Rutgers after a win in 1999.

• The Pittsburgh at Indiana and Ohio State at Louisville matchups will mark the ninth all-time meeting between the programs with each team winning four games in the respective series.

• Seconds Please: Pittsburgh and Syracuse – two of the three ACC members that played in the Challenge for the first time last season – will look for a second consecutive win in the event (Pittsburgh defeated Penn State and Syracuse beat Indiana).

• A First at 16: Maryland will appear in its first Challenge as a member of the Big Ten after playing in the previous 15 events with the ACC, compiling a 10-5 record. Maryland will host Virginia in the Challenge.

• Rubber Match: Duke and Wisconsin will square off in the Challenge for the third time with each winning one game, both as the home team (Duke in 2007 and Wisconsin in 2009).

• Three's a Charm: Northwestern and NC State will look for a three-peat over their 2014 Challenge opponents with the Wildcats defeating Georgia Tech in 2010 and 2011 and Wolfpack beating Purdue in 1999 and 2004.

• Looking for 14: Duke has won more Challenge games than any other team, taking 13 of its 15 matchups with its only two losses coming to Wisconsin and Ohio State.

• Second Time Around: Minnesota and Wake Forest and Virginia Tech and Penn State will play each other in the Challenge for the second time. Wake Forest (in 2001) and Penn State (in 2007), the home teams in the first meeting as well, won the games.

• At least one ranked team has played in 77 of the 155 Challenge games played to date ... 32 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.

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

2013 (Tied 6-6)

#4 Syracuse d. #23 Indiana 69-52 ACC 1-0

Georgia Tech d. Illinois 67-64 ACC 2-0

Pittsburgh d. Penn State 78-69 ACC 3-0

#10 Duke d. #22 Michigan 79-69 ACC 4-0

#23 Iowa d. Notre Dame 98-93 ACC 4-1

Minnesota d. Florida State 71-61 ACC 4-2

#5 Ohio State d. Maryland 76-60 ACC 4-3

#8 Wisconsin d. Virginia 48-38 Tied 4-4

NC State d. Northwestern 69-48 ACC 5-4

Purdue d. Boston College 88-67 Tied 5-5

#25 North Carolina d. #1 Michigan State 79-65 ACC 6-5

Nebraska d. Miami 60-49 Tied 6-6

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