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Badgers to play finale headliner of Big Ten/ACC Challenge

ESPN has finalized the network and time assignments for the 13th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge Presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods to be played Nov. 29-30. Wisconsin will play in the final game of the challenge when it travels to North Carolina on Wed. Nov. 30. The game is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m (CT) and will be televised on ESPN.

BIG TEN ACC CHALLENGE LOGO.jpgThe 2011 Challenge involves six teams ranked in an early preseason top 25 by ESPN.com senior college basketball writer Andy Katz, including three in the top five: No. 1 North Carolina, No. 3 Ohio State, No. 5 Duke, No. 11 Wisconsin, No. 21 Florida State and No. 23 Michigan.

The Big Ten won the Commissioner's Cup for the second consecutive year while the ACC won the previous 10 Challenges. In the event of a 6-6 tie this year, the Commissioner's Cup will remain with the conference that won the previous year.

The Badgers own the most wins of any Big Ten team in the Challenge with six and share the top winning percentage (6-6, .500) with Ohio State (5-5, .500) in Challenge games.

2011 Big Ten/ACC Challenge schedule:

Date                 Time (ET)  Game                                                         Network
Tue, Nov 29       7 p.m.        No. 23 Michigan at Virginia                            ESPN2
                        7:15 p.m.    Northwestern at Georgia Tech                        ESPNU
                        7:30 p.m.    Illinois at Maryland                                        ESPN
                        9 p.m.        Miami at Purdue                                            ESPN2
                        9:15 p.m.    Clemson at Iowa                                           ESPNU
                        9:30 p.m.    No. 5 Duke at No. 3 Ohio State                      ESPN
Wed, Nov 30     7:15 p.m.    Indiana at North Carolina State                        ESPN2
                        7:15 p.m.    Penn State at Boston College                         ESPNU
                        7:30 p.m.    No. 21 Florida St. at Michigan St.                   ESPN
                        9:15 p.m.    Virginia Tech at Minnesota                              ESPN2
                        9:15 p.m.     Wake Forest at Nebraska                              ESPNU
                        9:30 p.m.    No. 11 Wisconsin at No. 1 North Carolina    ESPN