Ohio State to Travel to Duke for ACC/B1G Challenge

By Jason Priestas on May 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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:

Date Game
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


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