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Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups; Maryland to face UNC, not Duke


Mike Miller

The strength of the ACC and the Big Ten this season makes this year’s installment of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge quite intriguing.

As do the matchups. Specifically, will Maryland play former archrival Duke, or will they be paired up with North Carolina, the only other team in the country getting buzz as a potential preseason No. 1?

On Wednesday, the matchups were officially announced, and it will be the latter. Maryland will be playing at North Carolina this season. Duke, fresh off of their national title, will be hosting Indiana, who will likely be a preseason top 15 team with Yogi Ferrell back.

Here are all of the matchups and the dates that they will be played:

Mon, Nov 30:

  • Clemson at Minnesota
  • Wake Forest at Rutgers

Tue, Dec 1:

  • Maryland at North Carolina
  • Virginia at Ohio State
  • Michigan at NC State
  • Purdue at Pittsburgh
  • Northwestern at Virginia Tech
  • Miami (Fla.) at Nebraska

Wed, Dec 2:

  • Indiana at Duke
  • Louisville at Michigan State
  • Notre Dame at Illinois
  • Wisconsin at Syracuse
  • Florida State at Iowa
  • Penn State at Boston College

Georgia Tech will be the one ACC team that does not participate in the event this season.