2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Schedule Released
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(CBS) The 14th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge schedule was released Monday, pitting all 12 ACC and Big Ten teams against each other in a two-day event Nov. 27-28.
Northwestern will host Maryland Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Welsh-Ryan Arena, while Illinois will host Georgia Tech Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Assembly Hall in Champaign.
The challenge features a number of top matchups between teams that should be highly ranked next season. North Carolina will go to Bloomington, Ind. to face the Hoosiers, while Ohio State will go to Duke and North Carolina State will face Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Another intriguing matchup includes Wisconsin and Virginia in Madison, Wis. Virginia head coach Tony Bennett is a former assistant under Bo Ryan at Wisconsin and his father, Dick Bennett, took the Badgers to the Final Four in 2000 while Tony was an assistant there.
Minnesota and Florida State could also involve two ranked teams.
The ACC won the first 10 challenges between the two conferences, but the Big Ten has won the last three.
Here is the complete 2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge schedule (all times TBA):
Tuesday, November 27
No. 13 North Carolina at No. 1 Indiana
No. 6 NC State at No. 5 Michigan
No. 25 Minnesota at Florida State
Maryland at Northwestern
Iowa at Virginia Tech
Nebraska at Wake Forest
Wednesday, November 28
No. 8 Ohio State at No. 15 Duke
Virginia at No. 22 Wisconsin
No. 9 Michigan State at Miami
Purdue at Clemson
Georgia Tech at Illinois
Boston College at Penn State