IUWBB: Hoosiers to play N.C. State in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Indiana will play at North Carolina State on Dec. 1 as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

IU has won its last four Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups, including wins over Clemson (2012), Virginia Tech (2013), Boston College (2014) and Georgia Tech (2015). Last year, the Hoosiers beat the Yellow Jackets at Assembly Hall, 69-60, behind 22 points from Tyra Buss.

Big Ten/ACC Challenge pairings consider how teams finished in their conference the year before. The Hoosiers climbed to fourth place in last year’s Big Ten regular season standings, and now that gets them a matchup with a team that tied for fifth in the ACC in 2015-16.

The Wolfpack were led in ’15’-16 by redshirt junior Dominique Wilson, who averaged 15.3 points per game. Miah Spencher, another junior, produced 14.1 points per outing.

“NC State is a great matchup for us in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.  Coach (Wes) Moore has done a great job with their program,” IU head coach Teri Moren said in a statement.  “They return the core of their lineup from a 20-win team, so it will be a challenging game for us. This is another top level opponent that will help prepare us for Big Ten play.”

Game times and broadcast details will be announced at a later date. Here are all of the pairings: 

 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Penn State at Boston College

Michigan State at Syracuse

Notre Dame at Iowa

Florida State at Minnesota

Purdue at Pittsburgh

Wake Forest at Illinois

 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Indiana at NC State

Nebraska at Virginia Tech

Duke at Rutgers

Maryland at Louisville

North Carolina at Wisconsin

Michigan at Georgia Tech

Virginia at Northwestern

Miami at Ohio State

2 comments

  1. This will provide a nice matchup for our girls. It will most certainly help our RPI when it comes to the NCAA Tournament. These are the types of games we need win or lose. Coach Moren has done all she can the last 2 years to beef up our schedule and it has benefitted us greatly! It is a bit of a shame it will not be a home game from a selfish point of view because I love to see quality opponents come into Assembly Hall. It is what it is and will help us a bunch playing a quality team on the road. BTW, certainly a shame to see Curtis Loyd leaving, he was a terrific recruiter and certainly entertaining to listen to when he occasionally appeared on the post game show on the radio. As it turns out, hiring Banks was brilliant to help with our recruiting, this makes the loss of Loyd not so bad. Hope he is very successful in his future endeavors. Go Hoosiers!

  2. Moren and staff have done an excellent job of beefing up the schedule and getting the NCS matchup will be a tough game from a 20 game winner but as Mike says its the kind of games will need that will help us in the long run when it comes selection time. I went back and looked at the final season ending poll and note that NCS is not ranked or have any pts as we did not , but guess who did have 3 pts,, Belmont. Maura Muensterman will be available to play for them next season and I will be keeping my eye on them.

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