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    Illinois to host Wake Forest in ACC/Big Ten Challenge
    Illinois is looking for its second straight victory in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

    Illinois is looking for its second straight victory in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

    May 22, 2012

    Champaign, Ill. - The Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conferences have announced the match-ups for the sixth ACC/Big Ten Women's Basketball Challenge. Illinois will host Wake Forest at the Assembly Hall on Nov. 29. Times and television information are yet to be determined.

    This will mark the second time that Illinois has met Wake Forest in the Challenge and also the second time overall. The Illini came back from 17 points down to defeat the Demon Deacons 65-50 on Dec. 2, 2009 in Winston-Salem. All-American Jenna Smith had 27 points and nine rebounds in the victory.

    Illinois is 2-3 all-time in the challenge, defeating Clemson, 61-50, last season. The ACC has won the challenge four of the five years with last year ending in a 6-6 tie and is 34-22 all-time vs. the Big Ten in the event.

    2012 CHALLENGE SCHEDULE

    Wednesday, November 28
    Ohio State at North Carolina
    Iowa at Florida State
    Wisconsin at Virginia Tech
    Duke at Michigan
    Maryland at Nebraska
    Georgia Tech at Purdue
    Clemson at Indiana
    Northwestern at Boston College

    Thursday, November 29
    Penn State at Miami
    Michigan State at NC State
    Virginia at Minnesota
    Wake Forest at Illinois

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