Michigan State is the lone Big Ten basketball program to have posted a winning record (5-4) in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
That distinction will be on the line this season when the Spartans travel to Chapel Hill to meet North Carolina in a rematch of the 2009 NCAA championship game. The Tar Heels defeated Michigan State 89-72 in Detroit in April.
The pairing is one of the highlights of the next season's Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Game times and networks were announced Wednesday.
The Tar Heels and Spartans -- North Carolina routed Michigan State 98-63 in last year's Challenge -- will play at 9 p.m. on Dec. 1. The game will be televised by ESPN.
Duke, which is 10-0 in the Challenge, will be at Wisconsin at 9 p.m. on Dec. 2. ESPN will televise.
After missing out on last year's Challenge, N.C. State returns to the mix and will play Northwestern at 7 p.m. on Dec. 1 in Raleigh. ESPNU will televise the game.
The ACC has gotten the better of the Big Ten over the 10 years of the series, compiling the most wins in the head-to-head matchups each season. ACC schools have an overall record of 62-35.
A combined nine teams from the two conferences have made 19 appearances in the Final Four since the Challenge's inception --10 for the ACC, nine for the Big Ten.
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