Big Ten/ACC Women's Basketball Challenge Central
Nov. 28, 2017

• All 14 Big Ten schools will participate in the 11th annual Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge on Wednesday and Thursday. This matchup of two of the nation’s top women’s basketball conferences will feature 19 schools that competed in postseason play last year, including eight from the Big Ten (four in the NCAA Tournament, four in the WNIT, including WNIT Champion Michigan). Fans are invited to join the social media conversation for this year’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge through the event’s official hashtag (#WB1GACC).

• Each of this year’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge games will be televised on either linear or digital networks, with BTN carrying four games (Michigan-Notre Dame and Iowa-Florida State on Wednesday; Rutgers-N.C. State and Indiana-Louisville on Thursday) and ESPN2 broadcasting Thursday’s Ohio State-Duke contest. The other three Big Ten-hosted Challenge games will be televised live on BTN Plus, while the remaining six ACC-hosted Challenge matchups will be shown on ACC Network Extra.

• Ten of the 14 games in this year’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge will feature at least one school that is either ranked or receiving votes in one of the major national polls, highlighted by a pair of contests between Top 25 programs — No. 22/20 Michigan playing host to No. 3/2 Notre Dame and No. 8/8 Ohio State at No. 14/16 Duke.

• The Big Ten/ACC Challenge has ended in a tie during three of the past six seasons, finishing in a 7-7 draw in 2014 and 2015, as well as a 6-6 deadlock in 2011, with the ACC winning the other seven Challenges (9-5 last year). The Big Ten schools with the most success in the Challenge have been Maryland (9-1 all-time, including a 2-1 record as a Big Ten member), Michigan (8-2) and Indiana (6-4).

Nov. 29, 2017 at North Carolina 88, #RV Minnesota 83 Chapel Hill, NC RECAP ACC Network Extra
#3/2 Notre Dame 83, at #22/20 Michigan 63 Ann Arbor, MI RECAP BTN
Wisconsin 58, at Pittsburgh 57 Pittsburgh, PA RECAP ACC Network Extra
#15/15 Maryland 60, at Virginia 59 Charlottesville, VA RECAP ACC Network Extra
#13/11 Florida State 94, at #RV/RV Iowa 93 Iowa City, IA RECAP BTN
Nov. 30, 2017 at Rutgers 57, #NR/RV North Carolina State 53 Piscataway, NJ RECAP BTN
at #14/16 Duke 69, #8/8 Ohio State 60 Durham, NC RECAP ESPN2
at #NR/RV Georgia Tech 68, Purdue 55 Atlanta, GA RECAP ACC Network Extra
at #NR/RV Miami (Fla.) 67, #RV/RV Michigan State 57 Coral Gables, FL RECAP ACC Network Extra
at Penn State 68, Wake Forest 58 University Park, PA RECAP BTN Plus
at #RV/25 Syracuse 81, Northwestern 74 Syracuse, NY RECAP ACC Network Extra
Virginia Tech 96, at Illinois 49 Champaign, IL RECAP BTN Plus
#4/5 Louisville 72, at #NR/RV Indiana 59 Bloomington, IN RECAP BTN
Clemson 67, at Nebraska 66 Lincoln, NE RECAP BTN Plus

NOTE: Rankings from the Nov. 27-28 Associated Press/USA Today Sports polls (RV - receiving votes/NR - not ranked; when only one ranking is listed, it is from the Associated Press poll)