UNC and Michigan State have split four games in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. The Spartans won the first two meetings in 1999-2000 and 2000-01, while the Tar Heels won in 2008-09 and 2009-10.
UNC is 11-3 all-time against Michigan State, including six straight. The Tar Heels are 1-1 in East Lansing, defeating the Spartans, 81-58, in December 1976 and losing, 86-76, in November 2000.
Last season, UNC lost at Indiana, 83-59, and Michigan State lost at Miami, 67-59, in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
The Tar Heels are 7-7 overall in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge and 2-4 on the road. This game will mark Carolina's fifth road game in the last seven years in this event.
UNC head coach Roy Williams is 7-3 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
The ACC leads the all-time event, 10-3-1.
2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge schedule:
Tuesday, December 3
Indiana at Syracuse
Michigan at Duke
Notre Dame at Iowa
Florida State at Minnesota
Penn State at Pittsburgh
Illinois at Georgia Tech
Wednesday, December 4
North Carolina at Michigan State
Maryland at Ohio State
Miami at Nebraska
Wisconsin at Virginia
Boston College at Purdue
Northwestern at NC State