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Men's basketball schedule for 2020 ACC/Big Ten Challenge released

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 10:44:42-04

GREENSBORO, N.C. (TheACC.com) – The matchups for the 2020 ACC/Big Ten Challenge have been set. The 22nd event, featuring 14 ACC teams and all 14 Big Ten teams in a competition for the Commissioner’s Cup, is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 8 and Wednesday, Dec. 9.

All 14 games will air on ESPN’s networks and be available via the ESPN app. Game times and networks will be announced at a later date.
There are five first-time ACC/Big Ten Challenge contests this year: Clemson-Maryland, Louisville-Wisconsin, Notre Dame-Ohio State, Pitt-Northwestern and Syracuse-Rutgers.
Since its inception, the ACC is 12-6-3 in the Challenge and 133-106 in Challenge games.

The ACC/Big Ten Challenge for women’s basketball will not take place this season.

2020 ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Tuesday, December 8
Boston College at Minnesota
Illinois at Duke
North Carolina at Iowa
Ohio State at Notre Dame
Penn State at Virginia Tech
Purdue at Miami
Syracuse at Rutgers

Wednesday, December 9
Georgia Tech at Nebraska
Indiana at Florida State
Louisville at Wisconsin
Maryland at Clemson
Michigan State at Virginia
NC State at Michigan
Pitt at Northwestern

Noting ACC Basketball
· The ACC has won three of the last five men’s basketball national championships (Virginia 2019, North Carolina 2017 and Duke 2015).
· The ACC is 74-35 (.679) in NCAA Tournament play over the last five NCAA Tournaments (2020 tournament was not played due to COVID-19 pandemic). The 74 wins are 24 more than any other conference. Over that five-year span, ACC teams are 68-29 (.701) against non-conference opposition as league teams have met head-to-head six times.
· With its 15-6 mark in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, the ACC has finished .500 or better in each of the last 32 tournaments. The Big Ten has the next longest active streak at 13.