UNC-Indiana Matchup Announced
Last meeting: 2004 ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Last meeting: 2004 ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Posted May 14, 2012


The 2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge lineup was announced Monday. North Carolina will play at Indiana on Nov. 27.

The 14th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 27-28 will be highlighted by North Carolina at Indiana, Ohio State at Duke and North Carolina State at Michigan, six programs expected to be highly ranked entering the 2012-13 season. 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.

Carolina will face Indiana in the event for the third time. The Hoosiers won in Chapel Hill in 2001 and the Tar Heels won at Assembly Hall in 2004 in a homecoming game for Bloomington native and eventual national player of the year Sean May.

The 2012 Challenge involves nine teams ranked in an ESPN.com early preseason top 25, including five of the top nine: No. 1 Indiana, No. 5 Michigan, No. 6 NC State, No. 8 Ohio State and No. 9 Michigan State.

The ACC won the first 10 Challenges while the Big Ten captured the Commissioner Cup for the third consecutive event, including an eight to four win advantage over the ACC last year. In the event of a 6-6 tie, the Commissioner's Cup will remain with the conference that won the previous year.

Tuesday, November 27
North Carolina at Indiana
NC State at Michigan
Minnesota at Florida State
Maryland at Northwestern
Iowa at Virginia Tech
Nebraska at Wake Forest

Wednesday, November 28
Ohio State at Duke
Virginia at Wisconsin
Michigan State at Miami
Purdue at Clemson
Georgia Tech at Illinois
Boston College at Penn State

(Times and networks are to be determined)



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