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ACC/Big Ten Challenge 2014: Wisconsin, Duke to play in Madison [UPDATED]

Two 2015 title contenders will square off in the headliner of the next ACC/Big Ten Challenge.


UPDATE, 4:22 p.m.: The full release has been issued for this year's ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Wisconsin and Duke will play on the final night of the Challenge, Dec. 3. Nebraska and Florida State will open the event Dec. 1. Here's the full schedule:

Monday, Dec. 1
Nebraska vs. Florida State
Rutgers vs. Clemson

Tuesday, Dec. 2
Illinois vs. Miami
Minnesota vs. Wake Forest
NC State vs. Purdue
Ohio State vs. Louisville
Pittsburgh vs. Indiana
Syracuse vs. Michigan

Wednesday, Dec. 3
Duke vs. Wisconsin
Georgia Tech vs. Northwestern
Iowa vs. North Carolina
Michigan State vs. Notre Dame
Virginia vs. Maryland
Virginia Tech vs. Penn State


The ACC/Big Ten challenge is frequently the most exciting portion of non-conference play, and next season it'll get even better. Wisconsin will host Duke on the second night of the event, pitting two top championship contenders against each other at the Kohl Center.

The full Challenge lineup will be released later Thursday afternoon. For now, we also know that Michigan will host Syracuse, Louisville hosts Ohio State and North Carolina hosts Iowa. New Big Ten member Maryland will host Virginia.

With Frank Kaminsky back in the fold, the Badgers lose just one starter and seem primed for another Final Four run. Duke, meanwhile, has two incoming top-10 prospects in top overall recruit Jahlil Okafor and point guard Tyus Jones.

Wisconsin has played Duke twice since the 1979-80 season. Back in 2009, the Badgers handed the Blue Devils their first-ever Challenge loss. Then, this happened: