Hoosiers Travel to Miami for the Second ACC/Big Ten Women's Basketball Challenge
May 1, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack and the Hoosiers will travel to Coral Gables, Fla., on Friday, Dec. 5, when they face Miami in the second ACC/Big Ten Women's Basketball Challenge.
"It's great to be in the second year of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge," Legette-Jack said. "The ACC has done a tremendous job in representing its conference in the postseason and this will give the Big Ten another opportunity to make up some ground. Miami is a great team and we're looking forward to a fantastic challenge for our program."
The Hurricanes lead the Hoosiers in the all-time series, 1-0, after defeating IU, 79-70, in the championship game of the UM Thanksgiving Tournament on Nov. 26, 2006, in Coral Gables.
"Having the opportunity to go to Miami will also give us a chance to bring two of our incoming freshmen back to their home state," Legette-Jack added. "Danilsa Andujar is from Ft. Lauderdale and Sasha Chaplin is from St. Petersburg, so that will give them an opportunity for a homecoming."
Last season, Indiana battled Florida State in the inaugural event in Assembly Hall but fell to the Seminoles, 85-78, on Nov. 30.
The 2008 challenge will open on Wednesday, Dec. 3, as Georgia Tech hosts Michigan State, Ohio State welcomes North Carolina, and Florida State takes on Penn State. Thursday, Dec. 4 will feature six games as Clemson hosts Northwestern, Purdue takes on Maryland, Illinois faces Virginia, Minnesota plays host to Boston College, Duke welcomes Iowa and Wisconsin plays Virginia Tech. The challenge wraps up with the Hoosiers' contest at Miami, while Michigan hosts NC State on same day.
The ACC/Big Ten Women's Basketball Challenge matches 11 teams from each conference in head-to-head competition traditionally on the first Wednesday, Thursday or Friday after Thanksgiving, following the men's basketball ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Last year, the ACC won eight of the 11 inaugural Big Ten/ACC Challenge games.
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