Posted-May 22nd, 2012 2:22 pm
MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team will face Virginia Tech in the sixth annual Atlantic Coast Conference/Big Ten Conference Challenge this winter, the conference offices announced today. The Badgers will face the Hokies on Wednesday, Nov. 28 in Blacksburg, Va.
Wisconsin is 3-2 all time in the Challenge after defeating Boston College, 58-50, in Madison last season. The Badgers lost to No. 5 Duke in 2010; won at N.C. State in 2009; defeated Virginia Tech at home in 2008; and lost at Virginia in 2007.
UW head coach Bobbie Kelsey spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech from 2004-07 while assistant coach Stacy Cantley also served as an assistant coach with the Hokies from 2004-11.
The ACC has dominated the challenge, winning four of five seasons. In 2011, the Big Ten and ACC battled to a 6-6 draw for the first time in challenge history. The ACC won the battle 6-5 in 2010; 7-4 in 2009; 7-4 in 2008; and 8-3 in 2007.
The conference offices also announced that the Challenge has been extended to 2016.
Game times, as well as television and broadband coverage, will be announced at a later date. The complete 2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge schedule can be found below.
2012 CHALLENGE SCHEDULE
Wednesday, November 28
Ohio State at North Carolina
Iowa at Florida State
Wisconsin at Virginia Tech
Duke at Michigan
Maryland at Nebraska
Georgia Tech at Purdue
Clemson at Indiana
Northwestern at Boston College
Thursday, November 29
Penn State at Miami
Michigan State at NC State
Virginia at Minnesota
Wake Forest at Illinois
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