Men's Basketball
Matchups Set for 10th Annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge

 
The Illini host Clemson on Dec. 2 in the 10th Annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
The Illini host Clemson on Dec. 2 in the 10th Annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
 

April 17, 2008

Champaign, Ill. - Matchups for the 10th Annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge have been determined. Illinois will host Clemson on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at the Assembly Hall, taking on the Tigers for the first time in the history of the Challenge.

For the fourth consecutive year, the event will feature 11 games. ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to televise nine games with the remaining two telecasts on ESPNU. The event will be played on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after Thanksgiving (December 1-3).

2008 ACC/Big Ten Challenge schedule (times and networks TBD):
Monday, Dec. 1
Wisconsin at Virginia Tech

Tuesday, Dec. 2
Duke at Purdue
Clemson at Illinois
Ohio State at Miami
Virginia at Minnesota
Iowa at Boston College

Wednesday, Dec. 3
North Carolina vs. Michigan State (Ford Field, Detroit)
Indiana at Wake Forest
Michigan at Maryland
Florida State at Northwestern
Penn State at Georgia Tech

Illinois' All-Time Results in ACC/Big Ten Challenge:
1999   Duke             (Chicago)	      L   72-69
2000   Duke             (Greensboro, N.C.)    L   78-77
2001   Maryland         (College Park, Md.)   L   76-63
2002   North Carolina   (Assembly Hall)       W   92-65
2003   North Carolina   (Greensboro, N.C.)    L   88-81
2004   Wake Forest      (Assembly Hall)       W   91-73
2005   North Carolina   (Chapel Hill, N.C.)   W   68-64
2006   Maryland         (Assembly Hall)       L   72-66
2007   Maryland         (College Park, Md.)   L   69-61
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