Wolverines Draw Boston College in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- In conjunction with the Big Ten, ACC and ESPN, the University of Michigan men's basketball team announced today (Wednesday, April 22), the Wolverines will face Boston College on Wednesday, Dec. 2, intheir 2009 ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup at Crisler Arena.

Opening up the 11th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge will be 2009 NIT Champion Penn State heading to Virginia on Monday, Nov. 30, followed by five games on Tuesday, Dec. 1 -- Maryland at Indiana, Northwestern at N.C. State, Virginia Tech at Iowa, Wake Forest at Purdue and Michigan State at North Carolina in a national championship rematch.

In addition to the Wolverines' game against Boston College, the Challenge will close out with five games on Tuesday, Dec. 2, including Duke at Wisconsin, Florida State at Ohio State, Illinois at Clemson and Minnesota at Miami (Fla.).

For the fifth consecutive season, the Challenge will feature 11 games and include two telecasts on ESPNU with ESPN and ESPN2 combining to televise the remaining nine games. ESPN360.com, the broadband sports television network from ESPN, will simulcast the ESPN and ESPN2 telecasts.Game times and ESPN network designations will be confirmed on a later date.

Michigan has played in eight of the 11 Challenge series and holds a 3-5 record. The Wolverineshold a 1-3 all-time record against Boston College after last playing the Eagles in the 2007 Challenge game at Crisler Arena. U-M dropped the game, 77-64. The ACC has won all 10 Challenge series.

11th Annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Monday, November 30
Penn State at Virginia

Tuesday, December 1
Wake Forest at Purdue
Michigan State at North Carolina
Maryland at Indiana
Virginia Tech at Iowa
Northwestern at N.C. State

Wednesday, December 2
Illinois at Clemson
Duke at Wisconsin
Minnesota at Miami (Fla.)
Florida State at Ohio State
Boston College at Michigan

Game times and ESPN network designations will be confirmed on later date.

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423

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