Indiana’s opponent for the 2013 Big Ten-ACC Challenge will be Syracuse, Inside the Hall has learned. A conference announcement this afternoon confirmed the Hoosiers will travel to the Carrier Dome on Tuesday, December 3.
Syracuse advanced to the Final Four last season after beating Indiana and Marquette in the East Regional at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.
The Hoosiers will be looking for their third straight win in the event after beating North Carolina State and North Carolina the previous two seasons.
This will be the first Big Ten-ACC Challenge for Syracuse, which is joining the ACC this fall along with Pittsburgh. The Orange are a top 15 team in many of the preseason rankings that have been released for the 2013-2014 season.
Jim Boeheim returns two starters from the Final Four team — C.J. Fair and Rakeem Christmas — as well as key reserves Jerami Grant, Baye Moussa Keita and Trevor Cooney. The Orange also add the nation’s No. 6 recruiting class according to ESPN.com.
The full Big Ten-ACC Challenge schedule is available after the jump.