Nov 27, 2012; Winston Salem, NC, USA A general view of the ACC Big Ten challenge logo on the floor prior to the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Release: Hurricanes Will Play Nebraska In ACC/Big Ten Challenge

***ACC Release***

May 8, 2013

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 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 (2009-11).

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

  • Indiana at Syracuse
  • Michigan at Duke
  • Notre Dame at Iowa
  • Florida State at Minnesota
  • Penn State at Pitt
  • Illinois at Georgia Tech

Wednesday, Dec. 4

  • North Carolina at Michigan State
  • Maryland at Ohio State
  • Miami at Nebraska
  • Wisconsin at Virginia
  • Boston College at Purdue
  • Northwestern at NC State

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