Indiana Women's Basketball Visits Clemson for 2010 ACC/Big Ten Challenge
May 24, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's basketball team will travel to Clemson on Thursday, Dec. 2, in the fourth annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
"The ACC/Big Ten Challenge has been a fantastic way of matching up two great women's basketball conferences and we are so excited to continue this opportunity with a tough road challenge at Clemson," said IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack.
Clemson leads the all-time series against the Hoosiers, 1-0, with a 77-58 win on Dec. 20, 1979 in Chapel Hill, N.C. IU is 1-2 all-time in the series, defeating Miami on the road, 69-54, on Dec. 5, 2008, and falling twice to Florida State in the 2007 and 2009 Challenges (11/29/07, FSU 85, at IU 78; 12/03/09 FSU 82, at IU 74).
The Hoosiers return last season's leading scorer Jori Davis, who averaged 16.7 points to go along with 6.4 rebounds, earning Second Team All-Big Ten honors as a junior.
The ACC/Big Ten Women's Basketball Challenge matches 11 teams from each conference in head-to-head competition traditionally on the first Wednesday and Thursday after Thanksgiving, following the ACC/Big Ten Men's Basketball Challenge. Last year, the ACC won seven of the 11 Big Ten/ACC Challenge games. In 2008, the ACC also won, 7-4, while the inaugural Challenge in 2007 saw the ACC win by a margin of 8-3.
The ACC and the Big Ten conference offices determine the 11-game schedule each season, and matchups may repeat from year-to-year in efforts to coordinate similar opponents and reach competitive equity. Each of the Big Ten's 11 institutions will participate, while the ACC will select 11 teams from its 12-team membership.
In addition, the official title of the Challenge will rotate each year. The 2010 event will be referred to as the ACC/Big Ten Women's Basketball Challenge and will continue to mirror the official title of the two conferences' challenge agreement for men's basketball.
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