IU to host Florida State in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

After four consecutive years of matchups against Duke or North Carolina, Indiana has a new partner in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

The Hoosiers will host Florida State in this year’s conference rivalry showcase on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Tipoff time will be announced at a later date.

This will mark the first time since the 1992 Preseason NIT in New York that the two teams have faced each other. IU leads the all-time series 4-0.

IU’s first meeting versus the Seminoles came in December 1975 when the eventual undefeated national champions won, 83-59, in Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. The Hoosiers also battled FSU in back-to-back NCAA Tournaments in 1991 and 1992. IU won in Louisville, 82-60, in 1991 and 85-74 in Albuquerque in 1992 on their way to the Final Four.

FSU finished 29-8 a year ago and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. They defeated eventual national champion Virginia in the ACC Tournament and beat Purdue in last year’s challenge.

IU is 7-11 in challenge games. FSU is 9-11 and has won three straight games in the event.

2019 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Schedule
Monday, December 2

Miami at Illinois
Clemson at Minnesota

Tuesday, December 3
Florida State at Indiana
Iowa at Syracuse
Michigan at Louisville
Duke at Michigan State
Northwestern at Boston College
Rutgers at Pitt

Wednesday, December 4
Notre Dame at Maryland
Nebraska at Georgia Tech
Ohio State at North Carolina
Wake Forest at Penn State
Virginia at Purdue
Wisconsin at NC State

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  1. Hate to shift the discussion away from the fun with FB, but looks like it is about the hit the fan in BB with the ncaa. Seeing reports of 6 schools heading for serious problems now that the FBI investigations are done and prosecuted. Question is, how much will it hit the fan? Seen a lot of things get swept under the rug, NC????

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