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Published 08/15/2013
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Big Ten / ACC Challenge Times Set

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – ESPN finalized the network and time assignments for the 15th annual Big Ten / ACC Challenge Presented by DICK’s Sporting Goods. The defending ACC champion Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team will play at Nebraska on Dec. 4 at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 12 games of the two-day event matching top college basketball programs playing for conference supremacy and the Commissioner's Cup.

Every game will also be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

All 12 Big Ten teams and 12 of the 15 ACC teams will participate in the 2013 Challenge, including the three newest ACC members Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse.

The ACC and Big Ten split last year’s Challenge with six wins each. In the event of a tie, the Commissioner’s Cup remains with the conference that won the previous year, which was the Big Ten in 2011. The ACC holds a 10-3-1 Challenge record, winning the first 10 events (1999-2008), while the Big Ten won the next three (2009-2011).

Miami is 2-4 all-time in the Big Ten / ACC Challenge, posting a 2-1 record at home, posting a 67-59 upset win over No. 13 Michigan State in last year’s game.

Tuesday, December 3
7:15 p.m. - Indiana at Syracuse (ESPN)
7:15p.m. - Illinois at Georgia Tech (ESPN2)
7:30p.m. - Penn State at Pittsburgh (ESPNU)
9:15p.m. - Michigan at Duke (ESPN)
9:15p.m. - Notre Dame at Iowa (ESPN2)
9:30p.m. - Florida State at Minnesota (ESPNU)

Wednesday, December 4
7p.m. - Maryland at Ohio State (ESPN or ESPN2)
7p.m. - Wisconsin at Virginia (ESPN or ESPN2)
7:30p.m. - Northwestern at NC State(ESPNU)
9p.m. - North Carolina at Michigan State (ESPN)
9p.m. - Boston College at Purdue (ESPN2)
9:30p.m. - Miami at Nebraska (ESPNU)