Originally created 06/19/03

Schedule set for ACC-Big Ten Challenge



GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A matchup of Duke and Michigan State, two of college basketball's last four national champions, highlights the nine-game schedule for this season's ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

The ACC has won the first four competitions between the leagues, including last year's 5-4 decision.

The nine games will be played from Dec. 1-3 at eight college campuses and one neutral site, with ESPN and ESPN2 televising the entire slate.

The challenge begins Dec. 1, with Northwestern at Florida State. On Dec. 2, it will be Indiana at Wake Forest; North Carolina State at Michigan; Illinois vs. North Carolina at the Greensboro Coliseum; and Wisconsin at Maryland.

The final day will have Georgia Tech at Ohio State; Clemson at Purdue; Duke at Michigan State; and Minnesota at Virginia.