Men's Basketball

    IU Will Take On Boston College In 2010 ACC/Big Ten Challenge

    Go Hoosiers! Maurice Creek vs. Maryland
    Go Hoosiers!
    Maurice Creek vs. Maryland
    Go Hoosiers!

    May 12, 2010

    Bloomington, Indiana - 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.

     

     

      Check back soon
      Indiana Sports Properties