@ACCWBB Claims Sixth Big Ten/ACC Challenge Title
Wednesday December 4, 2013
ACC prevails 7-5 over the Big Ten
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference enjoyed another successful Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge in 2013. It was the seventh year of the event that has been extended to 2016.
The ACC took the 2013 Challenge title, 7-5, and has won six Challenge titles, including the first four.
The 2013 Challenge again featured a two-day format on Dec. 4 and Dec. 5. Highlighting the ACC’s wins on the first day of action on Dec. 4 were No. 18/16 North Carolina topping No. 15/13 Nebraska, 75-62; No. 4/5 Notre Dame capturing a 77-67 win at No. 10/11 Penn State; No. 8/8 Maryland defeating Ohio State, 67-55; Georgia Tech topping Illinois, 93-69, and Florida State edging RV/25 Michigan State, 60-58. In the second day of competition, No. 2/2 Duke bested No. 16/22 Purdue, 99-78, and NC State won at Northwestern, 76-61.
Through seven Challenges, Maryland remains the only undefeated teams for either conference.
In 2011, the two conferences each won six games for the first tie in Challenge history. The inaugural Challenge in 2007 saw the ACC collect its all-time high of eight victories.
The Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge matches teams from each conference in head-to-head competition, traditionally on the first Wednesday and Thursday after Thanksgiving following the Big Ten/ACC Men’s Basketball Challenge.
The ACC and Big Ten conference offices determine the schedule each season, and matchups may repeat from year-to-year in efforts to coordinate similar opponents and reach competitive equity. In addition, the official title of the Challenge will rotate each year. The 2013 event was referred to as the Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge and will continue to mirror the official title of the two conferences’ Challenge agreement for men’s basketball.
Since the 1999-2000 season, the two conferences have gone head-to-head in all competitions on 164 occasions with the ACC holding a 89-75 advantage. The ACC owns a 9-7 record over Big Ten teams in 2013.
2013 #WB1GACC CHALLENGE RESULTS
Wednesday, Dec. 4
No. 18/16 North Carolina def. No. 15/13 Nebraska, 75-62., ESPN3 | Recap
RV/RV Florida State def. RV/25 Michigan State, 60-58, ESPN3 | Recap
RV/RV Georgia Tech def. Illinois, 93-69, ESPN3 | Recap
No. 8/8 Maryland def. Ohio State, 67-55, TerpsTV | Recap
Indiana def. Virginia Tech, 71-65., iuhoosiers.com | Recap
No. 4/5 Notre Dame def. No. 10/11 Penn State, 77-67, Big Ten Network | Recap
Thursday, Dec. 5
No. 2/2 Duke def. No. 22/22 Purdue, 99-78, Blue Devil Network | Recap
NC State def. RV/- Northwestern, 76-61, nusports.com | Recap
No. 25/RV Iowa def. No. 22/23 Syracuse, 97-91, Big Ten Network | Recap
Michigan def. Virginia, 73-53, Cavaliers Live | Recap
Wisconsin def. Boston College, 74-59, uwbadgers.com | Recap
Minnesota def. Miami, 74-67, Big Ten Network | Recap