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Michigan State-Duke, North Carolina-Indiana Highlight ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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Michigan State-Duke and North Carolina-Indiana highlight the ACC/Big Ten Challenge beginning Monday.

The field for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge includes 14 teams who earned berths in the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship:

  • NCAA runner-up North Carolina
  • Final Four participant Syracuse
  • Notre Dame and Virginia, each an Elite Eight team
  • Sweet 16 squads from Duke, Indiana, Maryland, Miami and Wisconsin
  • Early-round clubs Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Pittsburgh and Purdue.
The two conferences compete for the Commissioner’s Cup, won the past two years by the Big Ten. The ACC had claimed the first 10 Challenges (1999-2008), the Big Ten then claimed three (2009-2011) and the league’s split the results in 2012 and 2013. The ACC leads the all-time series, 10-5-2.

The 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge

-Monday, Nov. 28

Florida State 75, Minnesota 67

Northwestern 65, Wake Forest 58

-Tuesday, Nov. 29

Pittsburgh 73, Maryland 59

Penn State 67, Georgia Tech 60

Wisconsin 77, Syracuse 60

Notre Dame 92, Iowa 78

Illinois 88, NC State 74

Duke 78, Michigan State 69

-Wednesday, Nov. 30

  • Purdue at Louisville, 7 p.m. – ESPN
  • Virginia Tech at Michigan, 7 p.m. – ESPN2
  • Rutgers at Miami (Fla.), 7 p.m. – ESPNU
  • North Carolina at Indiana, 9 p.m. – ESPN
  • Ohio State at Virginia, 9 p.m. – ESPN2
  • Nebraska at Clemson, 9 p.m. – ESPNU
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.