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Thursday / December 12.
  • Big Ten Wins Big Ten/ACC Challenge After Strong Finish

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    The Big Ten won four of six matchups Wednesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, capped by No. 6 Ohio State’s 74-49 beatdown at No. 7 North Carolina.

    The Big Ten won the 2020 Challenge 8-6.

    The ACC still leads the series 12-6-3. The Big Ten’s last win was in 2015, also 8-6. In 2017, the ACC posted the challenge’s biggest margin of victory, 11-3.

    Monday, Dec. 2

    Miami 81, Illinois 79

    Minnesota 78, Clemson 60 (Tied 1-1)

    Tuesday, Dec. 3

    Northwestern 82, Boston College 64

    Iowa 68, Syracuse 54

    No. 1 Louisville 58, No. 4 Michigan 43

    Indiana 80, No. 17 Florida State 64

    Pittsburgh 71, Rutgers 60

    No. 10 Duke 87, No. 11 Michigan State 75 (Tied 4-4)

    Wednesday, Dec. 4

    Purdue 69, No. 5 Virginia 40

    Georgia Tech 73, Nebraska 56

    No. 3 Maryland 72, Notre Dame 51

    Penn State 76, Wake Forest 54

    NC State 69, Wisconsin 54

    No. 6 Ohio State 74, No. 7 North Carolina 49 (Big Ten wins 8-6)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. 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.