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ACC-Big Ten Challenge 2017: Bracket, schedule, scores, and more

The ACC won 11 of 14 games against the Big Ten

NCAA Basketball: Notre Dame at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

The 19th annual ACC-Big Ten Challenge is upon us, with 14 teams from each conference playing one another in a series of games over four days, beginning Monday night with Syracuse hosting Maryland.

Three of the meetings in this challenge were rated among the top 16 non-conference games of the year by our Mike Rutherford, headlined by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Michigan State Spartans on Thursday at No. 4. Other challenge games rated highly include Miami at Minnesota on Wednesday (No. 10) and Louisville at Purdue on Tuesday (No. 16).

The top non-conference game of the year was a game already played between teams in these two conferences, with Grayson Allen scoring 37 points to lead the Duke Blue Devils over Michigan State, 88-81, on Nov. 14 in the Champions Classic.

Duke plays at Indiana on Wednesday.

The ACC holds an 11-5-2 advantage in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, including winning nine of 14 games in 2016. The Challenge has had cycles for each conference, with the ACC winning the first 10 years followed by the Big Ten winning five out of seven years (2009-15), and the two conferences splitting 12 games in both 2012 and 2013.


All 14 games will be televised by one of three channels — ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU. Every game is streamed online at WatchESPN.

Schedule & results

All times ET

Monday, Nov. 27
Syracuse 72, Maryland 70
Virginia 49, Wisconsin 37

Tuesday, Nov. 28

Northwestern 51, Georgia Tech, 52
Florida State 78, Rutgers 73
Louisville 57, Purdue 66
Virginia Tech 79, Iowa 55
Wake Forest 80, Illinois 73

Wednesday, Nov. 29
Clemson 79, Ohio State 65
North Carolina State 85, Penn State 78
North Carolina 86, Michigan 71
Miami 86, Minnesota 81
Nebraska 71, Boston College 62
Duke 91, Indiana 81

Thursday, Nov. 30
Michigan State 81, Notre Dame 63

ACC-Big Ten Challenge 2017 scoreboard

ACC: 11

Big Ten: 3

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