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UNC-Indiana rematch set for ACC/Big Ten Challenge

North Carolina and Indiana will meet again, just as they did recently in an NCAA tournament regional semifinal, in November in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

The pairings for the annual event were announced on Tuesday, and UNC will travel to Bloomington, Ind., to play at Indiana on Nov. 30. It will be the second time the teams will have played in a span of about eight months.

The Tar Heels defeated Indiana in March in the NCAA tournament East regional semifinals. UNC's 101-86 victory in Philadelphia propelled the Tar Heels into the regional championship game, where they defeated Notre Dame to earn a trip to the Final Four.

This will be the fourth time that UNC and Indiana will have played in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. UNC is 1-2 in those games, with the victory coming at Indiana in 2004 and losses in Chapel Hill in 2001 and in Bloomington in 2011.

Indiana now ties Illinois as UNC's second-most frequent opponent in ACC/Big Ten Challenge games. The Tar Heels have played against Michigan State five times and against Illinois four times.

Overall, this will be the 15th game between UNC and Indiana. The Tar Heels are 6-8 against the Hoosiers, though the teams have split their past six games since 1988.

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