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Wisconsin faces Virginia Tech in sixth annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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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