Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Times and Television Assignments Announced for 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge

The times and television assignments for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge were announced on Tuesday.

Louisville game at Michigan State on December 2 will air on ESPN at 7:15 p.m.

Here's a release from UL:

ESPN will televise the Cardinals' Big Ten/ACC Challenge game at Michigan State on Dec. 2 at 7:15 p.m. ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will televise the 14 games of the 17th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge -- including all 14 Big Ten schools and 14 of 15 ACC teams -- from Monday, Nov. 30 through Wednesday, Dec. 2.

The Cardinals' game is a rematch of the 2015 NCAA East Regional championship game in Syracuse, N.Y., as the Spartans won 76-70 in overtime to advance to the Final Four. Wayne Blackshear scored 28 points to lead the Cardinals, who had recovered from a six-point deficit in the closing four minutes to force the overtime. Travis Trice led Michigan State with 17 points.

Louisville advanced to its 14th NCAA Elite Eight in 2015 and its third in the last four years. Louisville and Michigan State are the only two schools in the nation to reach the last four NCAA Sweet 16s. The Cardinals (27-9 in 2014-15) are one of four Division I schools in the nation that have won 20 or more games in each of the past 13 seasons. Louisville has won 123 games over the past four seasons, the second-most in the nation during that stretch.

The Big Ten captured last year's Commissioner's Cup, winning eight of the 14 matchups. The two conferences split the previous two events, winning six Challenge games each in 2012 and 2013. The ACC won the first 10 Challenges (1999-2008), while the Big Ten won the next three (2009-2011). In the event of a tie, the Commissioner's Cup remains with the conference that won the previous year.

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