Purdue to Host Florida State in ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 30

The Big Ten/ACC Challenge pairings were announced, and Purdue basketball will host Florida State at Mackey Arena on Nov. 30. The Boilermakers own the Big Ten's best record in the event at 11-9.
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The matchups for this year's Big Ten/ACC Challenge were released Monday, and Purdue basketball will welcome Florida State to Mackey Arena on Nov. 30. 

The event takes place this year on Nov. 29, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Indiana's game with Syracuse will take play on Tuesday night, Nov. 30. Last season, Purdue traveled for a matchup with the Miami Hurricanes and suffered a 59-54 loss. 

Here are all of the matchups in this year's ACC/Big Ten Challenge:

Monday, Nov. 29

  • Notre Dame at Illinois
  • Iowa at Virginia

Tuesday, Nov. 30

  • Indiana at Syracuse
  • Minnesota at Pittsburgh
  • Northwestern at Wake Forest
  • Duke at Ohio State
  • Florida State at Purdue
  • Clemson at Rutgers

Wednesday, Dec. 1

  • Virginia Tech at Maryland
  • Michigan at North Carolina
  • Louisville at Michigan State
  • Nebraska at NC State
  • Miami at Penn State
  • Wisconsin at Georgia Tech

Here are some notes on the event:

  • The Big Ten captured the 2020 Challenge with a 7-5 record, marking the second year in a row that the Big Ten bested the ACC. Last year, two of the Challenge’s 14 contests were not played due to COVID-19 concerns. 
  • In 2019, the Big Ten won the Challenge with an overall record of 8-6. The ACC leads the all-time series 12-7-3, with its last victory coming in 2017. The Big Ten has won seven of the last 12 Challenges dating back to 2009, with the ACC emerging victorious in 2016 and 2017, and the conferences splitting the Challenge three times (2012, 2013 and 2018).
  • During the 2020 Challenge, the Big Ten secured four top-25 ranked wins over the ACC: Illinois defeated then-ranked No. 10/11 Duke, Iowa topped then-ranked No. 16/14 North Carolina, Penn State took down then-ranked No. 15/15 Virginia Tech and Wisconsin knocked off then-ranked No. 23/22 Louisville.
  • Illinois’ 83-68 win at then-ranked No. 10/11 Duke in the Challenge marked the second of two Big Ten victories over the Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium in 2020. Earlier in the season, Michigan State went on the road and defeated Duke 75-69. The Big Ten became the first conference, besides the ACC, to win two games at Cameron Indoor Stadium in the same season since the Southern Conference in 1981-82.
  • This year’s Challenge features 16 teams that competed in the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. The Big Ten led all conferences with nine bids in last year’s NCAA Tournament, while the ACC and Big 12 ranked second with seven teams each. The Challenge will feature a rematch between Rutgers and Clemson, who met in the first round of last year’s NCAA Tournament. The Scarlet Knights defeated the Tigers 60-56 to secure their first NCAA Tournament win since 1983.

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