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Posted by Michael Humes on November 21, 2012

Men’s College Hoops: 12 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Games Tuesday & Wednesday

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ESPN’s men’s college basketball schedule for early next week is highlighted by all 12 games of the 14th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods on Nov. 27-28. The two-day event matches top college basketball programs playing for conference supremacy and the Commissioners Cup. Three of the telecasts, all on ESPN, will showcase a matchup between ranked teams with two of those involving squads in the top nine.

  • A showdown of top five programs pits No. 3 Ohio State at No. 5 Duke on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 9:30 p.m. Duke has won 11 of its Challenge games with losses to Ohio State last year and Wisconsin in 2009.
  • No. 1 Indiana hosts No. 9 North Carolina on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 9:30 p.m. The traditional power programs have met in two previous Challenges with Indiana winning in 2001 and North Carolina in 2004.
  • ESPN’s action on Tuesday, Nov. 27, tips off with No. 16 NC State at No. 4 Michigan at 7:30 p.m. It will mark the third meeting between the teams with Michigan winning in 2003 and NC State in 2006.

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and Longhorn Network schedule through November 28

Mon, Nov 267 p.m.Chicago State at Notre Dame
Jim Barbar & LaPhonso Ellis
ESPNU
 7:30 p.m.Murray State at LipscombESPN3
 9 p.m.San Jose State at No. 12 Kansas
Mark Jones & Reid Gettys
ESPNU
Tue, Nov 277:15 p.m.ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods: Minnesota at Florida State
Joe Tessitore & Sean Farnham
ESPN2
 7:15 p.m.ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods: Iowa at Virginia Tech
Tom Hart & Tim McCormick
ESPNU
 7:30 p.m.ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods: No. 16 NC State at No. 4 Michigan
Mike Tirico & Dan Dakich
ESPN
 8 p.m.Sam Houston State at Texas
Paul Sunderland, Reid Gettys,
Kaylee Hartung
Longhorn Network
 9:15 p.m.ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods: Maryland at Northwestern
Bob Wischusen & Stephen Bardo
ESPN2
 9:15 p.m.ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods: Nebraska at Wake Forest
Adam Amin & Bob Valvano
ESPNU
 9:30 p.m.ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods: No. 9 North Carolina at No. 1 Indiana
Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale & Andy Katz
ESPN
Wed, Nov 287 p.m.ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods: Virginia at Wisconsin
Dave O’Brien & Doris Burke
ESPN2
 7:15 p.m.ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods: Purdue at Clemson
Adam Amin & Bob Valvano
ESPNU
 7:30 p.m.ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods: No. 15 Michigan State at Miami (Fla.)
Mark Jones & Jimmy Dykes
ESPN
 8 p.m.Oklahoma at Oral Roberts
Chad McKee & Bryndon Manzer
ESPN3
 9 p.m.ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods: Georgia Tech at Illinois
Bob Wischusen & Stephen Bardo
ESPN2
 9:15 p.m.ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods: Boston College at Penn State
Clay Matvick & Tim McCormick
ESPNU
 9:30 p.m.ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods: No. 3 Ohio State at No. 5 Duke
Brent Musburger & Jay Bilas
ESPN

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