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ACC/Big Ten Challenge field includes 14 teams from 2016 NCAA Tournament


The ACC/Big Ten Challenge is always one of the more exciting early season tournaments in all of college basketball. The field for this year’s tournament was revealed and it is pretty loaded.

14 teams that made the NCAA Tournament this year are competing in the challenge and there are two rematches from last year’s field. The No. 9 Wisconsin Badgers face off against the No. 17 Syracuse Orange while Ohio State takes on the No. 7 Virginia.

There are also seven first-time challenge match-ups including Pittsburgh-Maryland and Purdue-Louisville. Duke faces off against Michigan State and Indiana and North Carolina meet up in a Sweet Sixteen rematch.

Here is the full schedule for the challenge, which runs from November 28-30:

Monday, November 28

Minnesota at Florida State
Wake Forest at Northwestern

Tuesday, November 29

No. 17 Syracuse at No. 9 Wisconsin
No. 13 Michigan State at No. 1 Duke
Pittsburgh at No. 14 Maryland
Iowa at Notre Dame
Georgia Tech at Penn State

Wednesday, November 30

No. 16 Purdue at No. 5 Louisville
No. 6 North Carolina at No. 8 Indiana
Ohio State at No. 7 Virginia
Virginia Tech at Michigan
Rutgers at Miami
Nebraska at Clemson

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    Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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