Women's Basketball
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

HEADLINES