Joseph Bertrand led the Illini with 15 points in last year's Big Ten/ACC Challenge win over Georgia Tech. The Illini will face the Yellow Jackets again in this season's Challenge, Dec. 3 in Atlanta.
May 8, 2013
Champaign, Ill. - Matchups for the 15th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge Presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods have been determined. Illinois will travel to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Illinois and Georgia Tech will meet for the ninth time overall, as well as the second straight year in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge after the Fighting Illini defeated the Yellow Jackets last season in Champaign by the score of 75-62. Illinois holds a 7-1 advantage in the all-time series, including five straight wins.
Illinois owns an all-time record of 7-7 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, with its seven Challenge wins the most by any Big Ten team. The Illini also carry a four-game winning streak in the Challenge, tied with Purdue for the longest active streak by a team from either conference. The Big Ten won the Challenge for three straight years from 2009-11 and retained the Commissioner's Cup last season after a 6-6 tie with ACC.
ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will again combine to televise all 12 games of the two-day event. Game times and network designations will be announced at a later date.
2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge Schedule (times and networks TBD)
Tuesday, Dec. 3
Illinois at Georgia Tech
Indiana at Syracuse
Michigan at Duke
Notre Dame at Iowa
Florida State at Minnesota
Penn State at Pittsburgh
Wednesday, Dec. 4
North Carolina at Michigan State
Maryland at Ohio State
Miami at Nebraska
Wisconsin at Virginia
Boston College at Purdue
Northwestern at North Carolina State
Illinois' Big Ten/ACC Challenge History
Nov. 28, 2012 - #22 Illinois 75, Georgia Tech 62 (Champaign, Ill.)
Nov. 29, 2011 - Illinois 71, Maryland 62 (College Park, Md.)
Nov. 30, 2010 - #20 Illinois 79, North Carolina 67 (Champaign, Ill.)
Dec. 2, 2009 - Illinois 76, #18 Clemson 74 (Clemson, S.C.)
Dec. 2, 2008 - Clemson 76, Illinois 74 (Champaign, Ill.)
Nov. 28, 2007 - Maryland 69, Illinois 61 (College Park, Md.)
Nov. 28, 2006 - #23 Maryland 72, Illinois 66 (Champaign, Ill.)
Nov. 29, 2005 - #12 Illinois 68, North Carolina 64 (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Dec. 1, 2004 - #5 Illinois 91, #1 Wake Forest 73 (Champaign, Ill.)
Dec. 2, 2003 - #10 North Carolina 88, #11 Illinois 81 (Greensboro, N.C.)
Dec. 3, 2002 - #25 Illinois 92, #12 North Carolina 65 (Champaign, Ill.)
Nov. 27, 2001 - #5 Maryland 76, #2 Illinois 63 (College Park, Md.)
Nov. 28, 2000 - #1 Duke 78, #9 Illinois 77 (Greensboro, N.C.)
Nov. 30, 1999 - #17 Duke 72, #16 Illinois 69 (Chicago)