Dec. 2, 2009
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2009 BIG TEN/ACC CHALLENGE GAMES
Wednesday, December 2
Georgia Tech at Penn State (Big Ten Network) 6:30p
Illinois at Wake Forest 7:00p
Boston College at Iowa (Big Ten Network) 8:30p
Thursday, December 3
Florida State at Indiana (Big Ten Network) 6:30p
Ohio State at Duke (GoDuke.com/video) 7:00p
Minnesota at Maryland 7:00p
Wisconsin at NC State 7:00p
Purdue at Virginia 7:00p
Michigan at Virginia Tech 7:00p
Clemson at Northwestern (BTN.com) 8:00p
North Carolina at Michigan State (Big Ten Network) 8:30p
FUTURE CHALLENGE NAMES & DATES
2010: ACC/Big Ten Challenge – Dec. 1, 2, 3
Michigan leads Virginia Tech, 1-0 (Last Meeting: Michigan, 79-63, 11-29-96)
Clemson and Northwestern, Series Tied, 1-1 (Last Meeting: 2008 Big Ten/ACC Challenge: Clemson, 78-75 OT, 12-4-08)
Maryland leads Minnesota, 1-0 (Last Meeting: Maryland, 86-74, 12-22-80)
North Carolina leads Michigan State, 3-0 (Last Meeting: North Carolina, 82-65, 12-19-99)
Florida State leads Indiana, 3-1 (Last Meeting: 2007 Big Ten/ACC Challenge: Florida State, 85-78, 11-30-07)
Wisconsin Leads NC State, 1-0 (Last Meeting: Wisconsin, 65-48, 12-8-01)
Five of this year’s Challenge contests will feature a pair of teams that have never faced one another. Georgia Tech takes on first-time opponents for the third consecutive year in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. First-year opponents include: Georgia Tech at Penn State; Illinois at Wake Forest; Boston College at Iowa; Ohio State at Duke; Purdue at Virginia.
ALREADY A CHALLENGE
Since the 2000 season, the two conferences have squared off in head-to-head competition on 85 occasions with the ACC holding a 48-37 advantage. Last season, the ACC boasted an 11-6 overall record against Big Ten teams, including a 7-4 mark in the 2008 Challenge. Over the two-year history of the Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge, the ACC is 15-7 in the series and boasts a 9-2 mark at home.
The 2009 Challenge will feature six contests in which the two opponents have previously met. Among those all-time series, the ACC holds an 8-4 advantage, while only two games between the match-ups have occurred since 2002.
UNDEFEATED IN CHALLENGERS
The ACC boasts six undefeated programs in the previous two Big Ten/ACC Challenges, while Michigan remains flawless for the Big Ten. Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia all stand at 2-0, while Wake Forest owns a 1-0 mark as the Demon Deacons did not participate in the 2008 Challenge.