Duke to host Michigan, UNC at Michigan State for ACC-Big 10 Challenge

lkeeley@newsobserver.comMay 8, 2013 


Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon (14) cuts to the basket as Creighton guard Grant Gibbs (10) attempts to defend. Duke beat Creighton 66-50 to advance to Indianapolis and the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Championship in Philadelphia, Pa. Sunday March 24, 2013.

CHUCK LIDDY — cliddy@newsobserver.com

Duke will host Michigan in one of next season's ACC-Big 10 Challenge marquee matchups.

The Blue Devils are the first ACC team to have two sets of back-to-back home games in the series, which began in 1999. Duke hosted and beat Indiana 54-51 in 2006 and defeated Wisconsin at Cameron Indoor Stadium, 82-58, in 2007. Last year, Duke hosted and defeated Ohio State 73-68, thanks in large part to 17-second half points from Rasheed Sulaimon.

Duke has never played Michigan in the Challenge and most recently played the Wolverines in the 2011 NCAA Tournament (Duke won 73-71 and advanced to the Sweet 16). Michigan returns potential All-American Mitch McGary and Glen Robinson III and sharpshooter Nik Stauskas from the national-runner up squad.

The Blue Devils are 5-0 in ACC-Big 10 Challenge home games. The ACC is 10-3-1 in the 14-year history of the challenge, but the 10 wins all came in the first 10 years. The tie came last season.

Here's the full schedule for next season:

Tuesday, December 3rd

Florida State at Minnesota

Illinois at Georgia Tech

Indiana at Syracuse

Michigan at Duke

Notre Dame at Iowa

Penn State at Pittsburgh

Wednesday, December 4th

Boston College at Purdue

Maryland at Ohio State

Miami, FL at Nebraska

North Carolina at Michigan State

Northwestern at North Carolina State

Wisconsin at Virginia

Virginia Tech, Clemson and Wake Forest will not be participating.

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