ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The match-ups for the ninth annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge have been decided, and the University of Michigan men's basketball team will host Boston College on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Crisler Arena. The 8 p.m. game against the Eagles will be televised by ESPNU.
For the third consecutive year, the ACC/Big Ten Challenge will feature all 11 conference schools with games telecast on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. This year's challenge will be played on the Monday through Wednesday (Nov. 26-28) after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Highlighting the 2007 slate are the first-ever meeting between basketball powers Wisconsin and Duke, a rematch of last year's Ohio State-North Carolina Challenge game, and five first-ever Challenge meetings -- Boston College at Michigan, Georgia Tech at Indiana, Wake Forest at Iowa, N.C. State at Michigan State and Virginia Tech at Penn State.
Michigan is 3-3 all-time in Big Ten/ACC Challenges, with a 2-1 record at Crisler Arena. The Wolverines have faced Georgia Tech (1-1), Miami (Fla.) (1-0), N.C. State (1-1) and Wake Forest (0-1) in the six series games. The ACC has won the Commissioner's Cup all eight years of the Challenge series.
Michigan is 1-2 all-time against Boston College. The Wolverines first met the Eagles at the 1972 Holiday Festival in Madison Square Garden in New York, where U-M won 88-70 (Dec. 26). The Maize and Blue dropped its next two meetings with an 89-71 setback in Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Dec. 19, 1999) and an 83-74 loss at Crisler Arena (Dec. 1, 2001).
2007 Big Ten/ACC Challenge (Times EST)
Monday, Nov. 26
Wake Forest at Iowa, 7 p.m., ESPN2
Tuesday, Nov. 27
Georgia Tech at Indiana, 7 p.m., ESPN
Minnesota at Florida State, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2
Northwestern at Virginia, 8 p.m., ESPNU
Wisconsin at Duke, 9 p.m., ESPN
Purdue at Clemson, 9:30 p.m., ESPN2
Wednesday, Nov. 28
N.C. State at Michigan State, 7 p.m., ESPN
Illinois at Maryland, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2
Boston College at Michigan, 8 p.m., ESPNU
North Carolina at Ohio State, 9 p.m., ESPN
Virginia Tech at Penn State, 9:30 p.m., ESPN2
Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423
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