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Wisconsin men’s basketball: Big Ten/ACC Challenge game with Louisville is back on!

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The Badgers and Cardinals will play on Saturday morning!

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Right in the middle of Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball media availability Monday afternoon, some big scheduling news was dropped. The No. 12 Badgers and No. 23 Louisville Cardinals have rescheduled their Big Ten/ACC Challenge game for Saturday morning at 11 a.m. CST in Madison!

Here is the official press release from the Badgers:

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin and Louisville announced Monday that the two programs have rescheduled their ACC/Big Ten Challenge meeting for Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Kohl Center in Madison.

The No. 12 Badgers and No. 23 Cardinals will tip off at 11 a.m. (CT) on ESPN2.

Wisconsin and Louisville will meet for just the 2nd time in history on Saturday. The only other meeting came in 1978 when the Cardinals claimed a 70-53 win in Louisville.

The Badgers are 10-11 all-time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, including a mark of 6-3 at home. Wisconsin’s 10 wins trails only Minnesota (11), Penn State (11) and Purdue (11) for most wins in the event.

With the Badgers playing Loyola (Chicago) on Tuesday night after Northern Iowa had to cancel the rest of their non-conference games due to COVID-19 issues and now getting a rescheduled Louisville game on the docket, it has been quite the week in Madison. You may also have put the pieces of the puzzle together that the football team and the Packers play on Saturday as well, so, yeah...something to look forward to.

We will obviously have much more on this game later in the week as the Badgers look to win the Big Ten/ACC Challenge for the best men’s basketball conference in the land.