Per IU Media Relations:
Indiana will travel to Boston College to face the Eagles in the 12th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.com. This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams, and first since the 1996 NCAA Tournament. BC won that game, 64-51, and in the 1994 NCAA Tournament, 77-68. IU won the first meeting in 1983 in Indianapolis, 72-66.
“Boston College has one of the most experienced teams and they are battle tested and our players will have the opportunity very early in the season to compete against a nationally prominent program away from home, much like the Pitt game last year,” said IU Head Coach Tom Crean. “I have a lot of respect for their new coach Steve Donahue, who brought his Cornell team to Assembly Hall two years ago. It will be an exciting matchup for the players and fans.”
IU will return all five starters from last season and 12 lettermen, while BC could return 11 seniors or juniors to their roster.
The Big Ten is the defending Challenge champion, defeating the ACC by a 6- 5 margin a year ago. Road teams won six of the 11 games in 2009, and seven of the contests were decided by seven points or less, including four games won by four points or fewer.
The schedule for the 12th Annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge is as follows:
2010 ACC/Big Ten Challenge schedule
Monday, November 29
Virginia at Minnesota
Tuesday, November 30
North Carolina at Illinois
Ohio State at Florida State
Michigan at Clemson
Georgia Tech at Northwestern
Iowa at Wake Forest
Wednesday, December 1
Michigan State at Duke
Purdue at Virginia Tech
North Carolina State at Wisconsin
Indiana at Boston College
Maryland at Penn State
Game times and ESPN platform designations will be determined and announced at a later date.