ESPN has finalized the schedule for the 12th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods to be played Nov. 29-Dec. 1. For the sixth consecutive year, the ACC/Big Ten Challenge will feature 11 games, televised on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. ESPN3.com will simulcast the ESPN and ESPN2 telecasts.
This year’s event – featuring top college basketball programs playing for conference supremacy and the Commissioner’s Cup – will be highlighted by Michigan State at Duke Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN3.com. Duke is ranked No. 1 and Michigan State No. 3 in an early preseason top 25 poll by ESPN.com senior college basketball writer Andy Katz. Additional teams in the ESPN.com poll comprise No. 2 Purdue at No. 22 Virginia Tech, No. 11 North Carolina at No. 15 Illinois and No. 6 Ohio State at Florida State. The Big Ten won the Commissioner’s Cup last year for the first time in 10 years.
|Mon, Nov 29||7 p.m.||Virginia at Minnesota||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Tue, Nov 30||7 p.m.||Iowa at Wake Forest||ESPNU|
|7 p.m.||Georgia Tech at Northwestern||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|7:30 p.m.||No. 6 Ohio State at Florida State||ESPN / ESPN3.com|
|9 p.m.||Michigan at Clemson||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|9:30 p.m.||No. 11 North Carolina at No. 15 Illinois||ESPN / ESPN3.com|
|Wed, Dec 1||7:15 p.m.||Indiana at Boston College||ESPNU|
|7:15 p.m.||North Carolina State at Wisconsin||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|7:30 p.m.||No. 2 Purdue at No. 22 Virginia Tech||ESPN / ESPN3.com|
|9:15 p.m.||Maryland at Penn State||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|9:30 p.m.||No. 3 Michigan State at No. 1 Duke||ESPN / ESPN3.com|