As expected, Ohio State will travel to Duke's Cameron Indoor stadium on Wednesday, November 28 for a rematch with the Blue Devils as part of the 2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Duke will be looking for their 12th win in the 14 years of the Challenge, but more importantly, hoping for a bit of revenge for the 85-63 drubbing they suffered in Columbus last season. The telecast of that game was the highest-rated and most-viewed Challenge game ever, averaging a 2.6 rating and 2,618,000 households.
Other marquee matchups include North Carolina at Indiana and North Carolina State at Michigan.
The ACC, winners of the first 10 Challenges, will be looking to get back on top after losing three consecutive Challenges to the Big Ten, even after the B1G added Nebraska to up the difficulty level. As usual, the event will feature several of the nation's best teams going at it, including 11 NCAA tournament teams from 2011 and five of the top nine teams ranked in an ESPN early preseason top 25: #1 Indiana, #5 Michigan, #6 North Carolina State, #8 Ohio State and #9 Michigan State.
The full slate:
|Tue, 11/27||#13 North Carolina at #1 Indiana|
|#6 North Carolina State at #5 Michigan|
|#25 Minnesota at Florida State|
|Maryland at Northwestern|
|Iowa at Virginia Tech|
|Nebraska at Wake Forest|
|Wed, 11/28||#8 Ohio State at #15 Duke|
|Virginia at #22 Wisconsin|
|#9 Michigan State at Miami|
|Purdue at Clemson|
|Georgia Tech at Illinois|
|Boston College at Penn State|