Matchups for the Eighth Annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge Announced

Matchups for the Eighth Annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge Announced

Wednesday June 4, 2014

 

Challenge games slated for Dec. 3 and Dec. 4

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big Ten announced on Wednesday the matchups for the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Women’s Basketball Challenge. This year’s challenge will mark the eighth year of the event that pits two perennial strong conferences against each other. 

All 14 Big Ten teams and 14 of the 15 ACC teams will participate in the 2014 Challenge, including Louisville, which will join the ACC on July 1, 2014. 

Challenge games will be contested in a two-day format beginning on Wednesday, Dec. 3. The eight-game slate on Dec. 3 includes home games for Boston College (vs. Indiana), NC State (vs. Minnesota) and Notre Dame (vs. Maryland) at Fort Wayne, Ind., while Florida State (at Purdue), Duke (at Nebraska), Pittsburgh (at Ohio State), Virginia (at Illinois), and Wake Forest (at Michigan) will be on the road. On Thursday, Dec. 4, Louisville (vs. Iowa), Miami (vs. Wisconsin), Syracuse (vs. Penn State), Virginia Tech (vs. Northwestern)will host Big Ten opponents, and North Carolina (at Rutgers) and Georgia Tech (at Michigan State) visit their inter-conference foes.

2014 #WACCB1G Challenge

A year ago, the ACC combined for a 7-5 mark against its Big Ten counterparts to win its sixth Challenge title. The ACC owns 48-32 edge over the Big Ten in Challenge games. 

The ACC and Big Ten conference offices determine the schedule each season. In addition, the official title of the Challenge will rotate each year. The 2014 event will be referred to as the ACC/Big Ten Women's Basketball Challenge and will continue to mirror the official title of the two conferences' Challenge agreement for men's basketball.

The ACC and the Big Ten have long been among the most competitive conferences on the women's basketball scene. Since 1982, current members of the ACC (16) and the Big Ten (8) have combined for 24 berths in the Final Four and have combined for 318 total appearances in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. Last season, the ACC sent nine teams to postseason play, including a league-record eight teams in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, and had two teams in the Final Four. 

Game times, as well as television coverage, will be announced at a later date. 

CHALLENGE HISTORY
Overall record: ACC 48, Big Ten 32

2013 Challenge Results - ACC 7, Big Ten 5
North Carolina 75, Nebraska 62 (D4)
Maryland 67, Ohio State 55 (D4)
Georgia Tech 93, Illinois 69 (D4)
Florida State 60, Michigan State 58 (D4)
Notre Dame 77, Penn State 67 (D4)
Indiana 77, Virginia Tech 65 (D4)
Wisconsin 74, Boston College 59 (D5)
Duke 99, Purdue 78 (D5)
NC State 76, Northwestern 61 (D5)
Iowa 97, Syracuse 91 (D5)
Minnesota 74, Miami 67 (D5)
Michigan 73, Virginia 53 (D5)

2012 Challenge Results - ACC 7, Big Ten 5
North Carolina 57, Ohio State 54 (N28)
Florida State 83, Iowa 69 (N28)
Virginia Tech 47, Wisconsin 38 (N28)
Duke 71, Michigan 54 (N28)
Maryland 90, Nebraska 71 (N28)
Purdue 85, Georgia Tech 73 (N28)
Indiana 52, Clemson 49 (N28)
Northwestern 67, Boston College 63 (N28)
Miami 69, Penn State 65 (N29)
Michigan State 68, NC State 51 (N29)
Virginia 90, Minnesota 68 (N29)
Illinois 95, Wake Forest 82 (N29)

2011 Challenge Results - ACC 6, Big Ten 6
Iowa 58, Virginia Tech 47 (N30)
Maryland 74, Michigan 65 (N30)
Georgia Tech 73, Nebraska 57 (N30)
Northwestern 76, NC State 59 (N30)
Ohio State 78, Florida State 75, OT (N30)
Penn State 103, North Carolina 84 (N30)
Wisconsin 58, Boston College 50 (N30)
Illinois 61, Clemson 50 (D1)
Virginia 65, Indiana 49 (D1)
Miami 76, Michigan State 60 (D1)
Wake Forest 82, Minnesota 65 (D1)
Duke 64, Purdue 53 (D1)

2010 Challenge Results - ACC 6, Big Ten 5
Michigan 91, Wake Forest 58 (D1)
Michigan State 72, Florida State 64 (D1)
Georgia Tech 67, Northwestern 63 (D1)
NC State 73, Illinois 57 (D1)
Maryland 56, Purdue 55 (D2)
Ohio State 74, Virginia 46 (D2)
North Carolina 79, Iowa 67 (D2)
Boston College 113, Penn State 104 (OT) (D2)
Indiana 65, Clemson 51 (D2)
Minnesota 63, Virginia Tech 58 (D2)
Duke 59, Wisconsin 51 (D2)

2009 Challenge Results - ACC 7, Big Ten 4
Georgia Tech 64, Penn State 60 (D2)
Illinois 65, Wake Forest 50 (D2)
Boston College 72, Iowa 67 (D2)
Florida State 82, Indiana 74 (D3)
Duke 83, Ohio State 67 (D3)
Maryland 66, Minnesota 45 (D3)
Wisconsin 53, NC State 48 (D3)
Virginia 56, Purdue 49 (D3)
Michigan 71, Virginia Tech 51 (D3)
Clemson 69, Northwestern 68 (D3)
Michigan State 72, North Carolina 66 (D3)

2008 Challenge Results - ACC 7, Big Ten 4
Georgia Tech 70, Michigan State 57 (D3)
Florida State 73, Penn State 60 (D3)
North Carolina 72, Ohio State 63 (D3)
Maryland 70, Purdue 59 (D4)
Duke 71, Iowa 47 (D4)
Clemson 78, Northwestern 75 (ot) (D4)
Minnesota 80, Boston College 60 (D4)
Wisconsin 61, Virginia Tech 52 (D4)
Virginia 63, Illinois 39 (D4)
Michigan 63, NC State 52 (D5)
Indiana 69, Miami 54 (D5)

2007 Challenge Results - ACC 8, Big Ten 3
Michigan 65, Miami 50 (N19)
Wake Forest 60, Northwestern 45 (N28)
Georgia Tech 76, Iowa 57 (N28)
North Carolina 90, Purdue 72 (N29)
NC State 61, Illinois 47 (N29)
Michigan State 68, Clemson 51 (N29)
Maryland 77, Ohio State 53 (N30)
Virginia Tech 68, Minnesota 62 (N30)
Virginia 84, Wisconsin 60 (N30)
Florida State 85, Indiana 78 (N30)
Penn State 86, Duke 84 (D2)