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Times and networks for the 2019 Big Ten/ACC Challenge have been determined. The Big Ten/ACC Challenge, will take place over three days beginning Monday, Dec. 2, with four games on ESPN, six on ESPN2 and four games on ESPNU.
2019 Big Ten/ACC Challenge
|Mon, Dec. 2||7 p.m. ET||Miami at Illinois||ESPN2|
|9 p.m. ET||Clemson at Minnesota||ESPN2|
|Tue, Dec. 3||7 p.m. ET||Northwestern at Boston College||ESPNU|
|7 or 7:30 p.m. ET||Iowa at Syracuse||ESPN/ESPN2|
|7 or 7:30 p.m. ET||Michigan at Louisville||ESPN/ESPN2|
|9 p.m. ET||Rutgers at Pitt||ESPNU|
|9 p.m. ET||Florida State at Indiana||ESPN2|
|9:30 p.m. ET||Duke at Michigan State||ESPN|
|Wed, Dec. 4||7:15 p.m. ET||Nebraska at Georgia Tech||ESPNU|
|7:15 or 7:30 p.m. ET||Notre Dame at Maryland||ESPN/ESPN2|
|7:15 or 7:30 p.m. ET||Virginia at Purdue||ESPN/ESPN2|
|9:15 p.m. ET||Wisconsin at NC State||ESPN2|
|9:15 p.m. ET||Wake Forest at Penn State||ESPNU|
|9:30 p.m. ET||Ohio State at North Carolina||ESPN|
• Two of the matchups are rematches from the 2019 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight with Michigan State hosting Duke on Dec. 3 and defending national champion Virginia travelling to Purdue on Dec. 4. The Blue Devils and Spartans have met four prior times in the Challenge, most recently in 2016 while the Cavaliers and Boilermakers last met in the Challenge in 2006.
• Fourteen teams competed in the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship: Final Four teams Michigan State and Virginia, Elite Eight teams Duke and Purdue, Sweet 16 teams Florida State, Michigan and North Carolina, as well as early-round teams Iowa, Louisville, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio State, Syracuse and Wisconsin.
• This year’s Challenge features eight games that will be first-time meetings in the event: Boston College-Northwestern, Florida State-Indiana, Georgia Tech-Nebraska, Iowa-Syracuse, Louisville-Michigan, Maryland-Notre Dame, Penn State-Wake Forest and Pitt-Rutgers.
• Several other games are rematches from prior Challenges: North Carolina-Ohio State (2007), Miami-Illinois (2014), Clemson-Minnesota (2015) and Wisconsin-NC State (2018).