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Men’s College Basketball: Big Ten/ACC Challenge Continues With Two Top-15 Matchups

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After a weekend of holiday hoops, the college basketball action continues on ESPN with the Big Ten/ACC Challenge this week. The Challenge matches all 14 Big Ten teams against all but one ACC member. This year’s slate includes eight ranked teams and two top-15 matchups – No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 3 Michigan State and No. 10 Miami at No. 12 Minnesota. The games will be played through Thursday, Nov. 30. Three matchups – Michigan at No. 13 UNC (Nov. 29), No. 1 Duke at Indiana (Nov. 29), and No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 3 Michigan State (Nov. 30) – will have additional Above the Rim coverage, available on ESPN3 and the ESPN app.

Additional Schedule Highlights

  • A total of 19 ranked teams will play across ESPN networks – No. 1 Duke, No. 2 Kansas, No. 3 Michigan State, No. 4 Villanova, No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 6 Florida, No. 7 Kentucky, No. 8 Wichita State, No. 9 Texas A&M, No. 10 Miami, No.12 Minnesota, No. 13 UNC, No. 14 USC, No. 15 Gonzaga, No. 16 Baylor, No. 17 Louisville, No. 18 Virginia, No. 24 Alabama and No. 25 Creighton.
  • Hoophall Miami Invitational includes two matchups on Saturday, Dec. 2: No. 2 Kansas vs. Syracuse (5:30 p.m., ESPN), followed by Princeton vs. No. 10 Miami (8 p.m., ESPNU). Both matchups will be called by Rich Hollenberg, with analyst duties split between Dick Vitale and Sean Harrington
  • ESPN analyst Tom Crean will work his first game alongside Dave Pasch for Northwestern-Georgia Tech on Tuesday, Nov. 28, as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge

In its 11th consecutive year, ESPN’s V Week for Cancer Research will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 28, across all domestic ESPN platforms, with additional programming and highlights continuing through December 8. The initiative will drive awareness and donations to the V Foundation for Cancer Research. All proceeds raised will go directly to cancer research and related programs. Vignettes and special PSAs will air throughout V Week during live events, including college basketball. Additional information on V Week and the new Cancer Is campaign is available here.

Men’s College Basketball Schedule (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators Network
Tue, Nov 28 7 p.m. V Week: Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Northwestern at Georgia Tech
Dave Pasch, Tom Crean
ESPN2
  High Point at Pittsburgh ACC Network Extra
  LIU Brooklyn at NJIT ESPN3
  Goshen at Indiana Wesleyan ESPN3
  Oakland City at Ball State ESPN3
  Chattanooga at Akron ESPN3
  Iona at Ohio ESPN3
  Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Northwestern at Georgia Tech
ESPN3
  Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Florida State at Rutgers
Will Flemming, Robbie Hummel
ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. Schreiner at Sam Houston State ESPN3
  8 p.m. V Week: Big Ten/ACC Challenge
No. 17 Louisville at Purdue
Dave Flemming, Dan Dakich, Jeff Goodman
ESPN
  Radford at Vanderbilt
Matt Stewart, Dane Bradshaw
SEC Network
  South Dakota State at Ole Miss SEC Network +
  Savannah State at No. 8 Wichita State ESPN3
  UT Rio Grande Valley at SMU ESPN3
  UT San Antonio at Tulsa ESPN3
  Loyola – New Orleans at Southeastern Louisiana ESPN3
  Colorado State at Missouri State ESPN3
  Utah State at Valparaiso ESPN3
  IUPUI at Western Illinois ESPN3
  Toledo at No. 2 Kansas ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. North Dakota State at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  9 p.m. V Week: Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Iowa at Virginia Tech
Mike Couzens, Deb Antonelli
ESPN2
  Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Illinois at Wake Forest
John Brickley, Tim Welsh
ESPNU
Wed, Nov 29 7 p.m. Mercer at Tennessee SEC Network +
  Columbia at UConn ESPN3
  Colgate at Albany ESPN3
  Boston University at New Hampshire ESPN3
  Sacred Heart at UMass Lowell ESPN3
  Shawnee State at Stony Brook ESPN3
  Eastern Michigan at North Florida ESPN3
  Webber International at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  Air Force at Indiana State ESPN3
  UIC at Troy ESPN3
  San Jose State at Bowling Green ESPN3
  Midway at Miami (Ohio) ESPN3
  Winthrop at Furman ESPN3
  Arkansas State at Cleveland State ESPN3
  Robert Morris at Youngstown State ESPN3
  Berea College at Northern Kentucky ESPN3
  UMass at Quinnipiac ESPN3
  7:15 p.m. V Week: Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Clemson at Ohio State
Jason Benetti, Dan Dakich
ESPN2
  Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Penn State at NC State
Anish Shroff, Deb Antonelli
ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. V Week: Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Michigan at No. 13 UNC
Bob Wischusen, Dick Vitale, Allison Williams
Note: Above the Rim Coverage available on ESPN3
ESPN
  8 p.m. Florida A&M at Texas
Lowell Galindo, Reid Gettys
Longhorn Network
  UT Martin at LSU SEC Network +
  Louisiana Tech at No. 24 Alabama SEC Network +
  Bryant at Yale ESPN3
  Rice at UT Arlington ESPN3
  SIU-Edwardsville at Southern Illinois ESPN3
  UNLV at Northern Iowa ESPN3
  Newberry at Wingate ESPN3
  Oral Roberts at Kansas State ESPN3
  Alcorn State at Tulane ESPN3
  9 p.m. Incarnate Word at No. 15 Gonzaga ESPN3
  9:15 p.m. V Week: Big Ten/ACC Challenge
No. 10 Miami at No. 12 Minnesota
Clay Matvick, Fran Fraschilla
ESPN2
  Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Boston College at Nebraska
Chuckie Kempf, Malcolm Huckaby
ESPNU
  9:30 p.m. V Week: Big Ten/ACC Challenge
No. 1 Duke at Indiana
Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Maria Taylor
Note: Above the Rim Coverage available on ESPN3
ESPN
  Milwaukee at Northern Illinois ESPN3
Thu, Nov 30 7 p.m. V Week: Big Ten/ACC Challenge
No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 3 Michigan State
Karl Ravech, Jay Bilas/Seth Greenberg
Note: Above the Rim Coverage available on ESPN3
ESPN
  North Dakota State at Mississippi State
Matt Stewart, Daymeon Fishback
SEC Network
  Campbell at Stetson ESPN3
  Texas Southern at Oakland ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Jacksonville ESPN3
  St. Thomas at Sam Houston State ESPN3
  8 p.m. UT Rio Grande Valley at No. 9 Texas A&M SEC Network +
  UNC-Wilmington at East Carolina ESPN3
  9 p.m. V Week: Missouri at UCF
Kevin Brown, John Thompson III
ESPN2
  Under Armour Reunion presented by Kohl’s
South Carolina vs. Temple
Doug Sherman, Brooke Weisbrod, Paul Carcaterra
ESPNU
Fri, Dec 1 7 p.m. Edward Waters at Stetson ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Grambling at Georgia Tech ACC Network Extra
  8 p.m. V Week: No. 13 UNC at Davidson
Roy Philpott, Jason Capel
ESPN2
  10 p.m. V Week: No. 25 Creighton at No. 15 Gonzaga
Eric Rothman, Sean Farnham
ESPN2
Sat, Dec 2 Noon South Carolina State at NC State ACC Network Extra
  Lehigh at No. 18 Virginia ACC Network Extra
  1 p.m. Bryant at New Hampshire ESPN3
  Fairleigh Dickinson at Iona ESPN3
  2 p.m. No. 8 Wichita State at No. 16 Baylor
Roy Bernstein, Reid Gettys, Brooke Weisbrod
ESPNU
  Virginia Tech at Ole Miss SEC Network +
  UMass at South Carolina SEC Network +
  Fairleigh Dickinson at Iona ESPN3
  Colgate at Binghamton ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. V Week: Harvard at No. 7 Kentucky
Jon Sciambi, Jay Bilas
ESPN
  V Week: South Dakota at No. 1 Duke
Doug Sherman, Cory Alexander
ESPN2
  4 p.m. Richmond at Wake Forest ACC Network Extra
  Dartmouth at Canisius ESPN3
  Monmouth at UConn ESPN3
  King at Limestone ESPN3
  Mars Hill at Wingate ESPN3
  Tulsa at Illinois State ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  5 p.m. Mercer at Memphis ESPN3
  5:30 p.m. V Week: Hoophall Miami Invitational
No. 2 Kansas vs. Syracuse
Rich Hollenberg, Dick Vitale
ESPN
  V Week: No. 4 Villanova at St. Joseph’s
Bob Wischusen, Fran Fraschilla
ESPN2
  7 p.m. Boston College at Hartford ESPN3
  Columbia at Albany ESPN3
  St. Francis (Pa.) at Stony Brook ESPN3
  Trinity Baptist at North Florida ESPN3
  Middle Tennessee at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  8 p.m. Hoophall Miami Invitational
Princeton vs. No. 10 Miami
Rich Hollenberg, Sean Harrington
ESPNU
  North Texas at UT Arlington ESPN3
  Miami (Ohio) at Western Illinois ESPN3
  9 p.m. UC Riverside at Grand Canyon University ESPN3
  10 p.m. No. 14 USC at SMU
Ted Emrich, Mark Adams
ESPNU
  Northern Arizona at CSU Bakersfield ESPN3
Sun, Dec 3 2 p.m. V Week: Tulane at No. 13 UNC
Mike Couzens, Jason Capel
ESPN2
  St. Francis – Brooklyn at Notre Dame ACC Network Extra
  UMass Lowell at NJIT ESPN3
  Tulane at North Carolina ESPN3
  UCF at No. 24 Alabama
Dave Neal, Dino Gaudio
ESPNU
  2:30 p.m. Kansas State at Vanderbilt SEC Network +
  3 p.m. George Mason at Auburn SEC Network +
  UNC Asheville at Clemson ACC Network Extra
  4 p.m. V Week: Seton Hall at No. 17 Louisville
Mike Crispino, Seth Greenberg
ESPN2
  6 p.m. Tennessee at Georgia Tech
Mike Morgan, Daymeon Fishback
ESPNU
  8 p.m. Dayton at Mississippi State
Courtney Lyle, Pat Bradley
SEC Network
Mon, Dec 4 7 p.m. V Week: Wisconsin at Penn State
Jason Benetti, Dan Dakich
ESPN2
  Campbell at East Carolina ESPN3
  Liberty at Georgia State ESPN3
  8 p.m. Missouri State at North Dakota State ESPN3
  8:15 p.m. Belmont at Lipscomb ESPN3
  9 p.m. V Week: Florida State at No. 6 Florida
Tom Hart, Sean Farnham
ESPN2
  Northern Illinois at Iowa State
Lowell Galindo, Lance Blanks
ESPNU

 

 

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