North Carolina and Ohio State, programs with two of the better
incoming freshman classes, will meet in one of the feature pairings
of the eighth annual ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
Duke, the only school to be 7-0 in the challenge, will face
Indiana for the second straight season. The Blue Devils won last
year's game 75-67 as the ACC won the matchup of two of the
country's top conferences for the seventh straight season.
The 11 games, announced Tuesday by the two conferences, will be
played on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 27-29) and will broadcast on ESPN's family of networks.
Michigan is at North Carolina State on Nov. 27. The games on
Nov. 28 are: Maryland at Illinois; Florida State at Wisconsin; Penn
State at Georgia Tech; Indiana at Duke; and Miami at Northwestern.
In addition to Ohio State at North Carolina on Nov. 29, Michigan
State is at Boston College; Virginia is at Purdue; Iowa is at
Virginia Tech; and Clemson is at Minnesota.
Seven-foot Greg Oden and his Lawrence North (Ind.) H.S. teammate
Michael Conley headline Ohio State's freshman class. North Carolina
has freshman Tyler Hansbrough back from last season's team that
finished 10th in the final poll, and he will be joined by an
incoming led by point guard Tywon Lawson of Oak Hill (Va.) Academy.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.