Wisconsin travels to North Carolina for next year's Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Brace yourself Badger fans. Bo Ryan and company will get another shot to take down a college basketball blue blood on Wednesday, Nov. 30 when Wisconsin and North Carolina face off in the 2011 Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
The pairings for the 13th installment of the annual series were announced today. The full schedule is posted on Georgia Tech's official web site.
The Wisconsin-North Carolina clash will headline the second and final night of games. The Tar Heels will head into the 2010-11 season as the consensus No. 1 team in the country after returning stars Tyler Zeller, John Henson and Harrison Barnes.
Wisconsin returns point guard Jordan Taylor, but loses a number of important pieces from this year's Sweet 16 entry. The Badgers will be determined to avoid a similar fate to one they endured in 2007 when a trip to Duke in the Challenge resulted in a crushing 82-58 defeat.
Both programs are 6-6 overall in the challenge. North Carolina is 2-3 at home and is coming off last season's loss at Illinois. Wisconsin has won three in a row in the series, but sports a 1-5 road record.
Game times and television coverage have yet to be determined.
Full 2011 Big Ten/ACC Challenge lineup
Tuesday, Nov. 29
Miami at Purdue
Northwestern at Georgia Tech
Illinois at Maryland
Michigan at Virginia
Clemson at Iowa
Duke at Ohio State
Wednesday, Nov. 30
Indiana at NC State
Penn State at Boston College
Florida State at Michigan State
Virginia Tech at Minnesota
Wake Forest at Nebraska
Wisconsin at North Carolina