Men's Basketball

Bucks Get Heels In 2019 Big Ten/ACC Challenge

From an Ohio State release.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State will travel to North Carolina for a Dec. 4 game vs. the Tar Heels in the 2019 Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Buckeyes last played in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Nov. 29, 2006, a 98-89 win for the No. 7 Tar Heels over the No. 3 Buckeyes. Ohio State went on to win both the Big Ten regular-season title (15-1), the Big Ten Tournament title and play for the 2007 National Championship. The Buckeyes ended the year 35-4 that season.

Ohio State will open the season vs. Cincinnati in Columbus and also will host Villanova in the 2019 Gavitt Games Nov. 13. Two Big Ten Conference regular season games will take place in early December again this year followed by a trip to Las Vegas to face Kentucky Dec. 21 in the 2019 CBSSports Challenge. West Virginia and the Buckeyes will play Dec. 29 in the first Cleveland Classic at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.

Ohio State vs. North Carolina Series

Ohio State and North Carolina have met 14 times with the Tar Heels owning a 12-2 record in those games. North Carolina has been ranked among the Top 10 in eight of the last 11 meetings. Ohio State’s last win in the series was an 80-73 win in the 1992 NCAA Midwest Regional in Lexington, Kentucky. The Buckeyes were ranked No. 3 in that game while the Tar Heels were rated No. 18. The Buckeyes are 67-50 all-time vs. teams currently representing the Atlantic Coast Conference. Ohio State last faced an ACC team in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, a 72-62 loss to Syracuse in Columbus Nov. 28 of 2018. The last time Ohio State faced North Carolina was Dec. 17, 2017 in New Orleans in the CBSSports Challenge. No. 5 UNC defeated Ohio State 86-72.

Four Buckeyes on the current 2019-20 roster played in the 2017 meeting with the Tar Heels. Junior Kaleb Wesson scored 12 points on 3-of-6 shooting and a 6-of-7 effort from the foul line. Senior Andre Wesson and juniors Musa Jallow and Kyle Young did not score

Buckeyes in the Challenge

Ohio State has participated in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge for the last 17 years and has a 6-11 record in the event. The Buckeyes first took part in the event during the 2002-03 season against Duke in Greensboro, N.C., a 91-75 Blue Devils’ victory. Ohio State defeated Virginia Tech in Columbus in 2005-06, 69-59, for its first victory in the event. The 2011 game vs. Duke in Columbus pitted the highest combined ranking of Ohio State (2) and Duke (3) in the Buckeyes’ Challenge games. That record was nearly tied in 2012 with the No. 4 Buckeyes traveling to No. 2 Duke. Ohio State was No. 3 and North Carolina came in at No. 7 in the 2006 Challenge. Ohio State has faced a ranked ACC opponent 11 times in the Challenge.

THE BUCKEYES IN BIG TEN/ACC CHALLENGE
12/3/02            vs. No. 4 Duke                        L                             76-91(4)
12/3/03          No. 13 Georgia Tech              L                           53-73(13)
12/1/04          at Clemson                              L                                 73-80
11/28/05        Virginia Tech                          W                                69-59
11/29/06        at No. 7 North Carolina         L                         89(3)-98(7)
11/29/07        No. 1 North Carolina             L                             55-66(1)
12/2/08          at No. 21 Miami, Fla.           W                          73-68(21)
12/2/09          No. 21 Florida State             W                    77(15)-64(21)
11/30/10        at Florida State                      W                            58(2)-44
11/29/11        No. 3 Duke                             W                        85(2)-63(3)
11/28/12        at No. 2 Duke                          L                         68(4)-73(2)
12/4/13          Maryland                                W                           76(5)-60
12/2/14          at No. 5 Louisville                  L                       55(14)-64(5)
12/1/15          No. 10 Virginia                       L                           58-64(10)
11/30/16          at No. 7 Virginia                     L                             61-63(6)
11/29/17          Clemson                                   L                                 65-79
11/28/18          Syracuse                                  L                           62(16)-72

SERIES HISTORY WITH NORTH CAROLINA
1/2/29            W           North Carolina ……………………………………. 43-30
3/23/46           L            1-North Carolina…………………………………. 57-60
12/6/65          L            North Carolina…………………………………….. 72-82
12/30/66        L            2-vs. North Carolina………………………. 82-105(3)
3/22/68           L            3-vs. North Carolina………………………… 66-80(4)
3/25/83          L            4-vs. North Carolina………………………… 51-64(8)
3/27/92         W           5-vs. North Carolina…………………… 80(3)-73(18)
12/22/92        L            North Carolina…………………………………. 64-84(5)
12/18/93        L            @North Carolina……………………………… 68-81(2)
11/29/06        L            6-@North Carolina………………………. 89(3)-98(7)
11/28/07        L            7-North Carolina……………………………… 55-66(1)
11/19/09        L            8-North Carolina……………………………. 77-73(15)
12/20/14        L            9-vs. North Carolina…………………. 74(12)-82(24)
12/23/17        L            10-vs. North Carolina………………………. 72-86(5)
1-NCAA Final Four, New York City
2-at Charlotte, N.C.
3-Final Four, Los Angeles, Calif.
4-NCAA East Regionals, Syracuse, N.Y.
5-Midwest Regionals, Lexington, Ky.
6-Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Chapel Hill, N.C.
7-Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Columbus, Ohio
8-2K Sports Classic (Coaches vs. Cancer), New York, N.Y.
9-CBSSports Classic, Chicago
10-CBSSports Classic, New Orleans
(#) Indicates AP ranking at time of game


From a Big Ten release.

Matchups Set for 21st Annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The matchups for the 2019 Big Ten/ACC Challenge, in its 21st year, are set and will be played across three days, beginning Monday, Dec. 2. The Challenge matches all 14 Big Ten teams against 14 ACC teams. Tip times and network assignments will be announced at a later date. ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 14 games of the event, matching top college basketball programs playing for the Commissioner’s Cup. All games will also be available to stream via the ESPN App.

Challenge highlights:
• Two of the matchups are rematches from the 2019 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight with Michigan State hosting Duke on Dec. 3 and defending national champion Virginia travelling to Purdue on Dec. 4. The Blue Devils and Spartans have met four prior times in the Challenge, most recently in 2016 while the Cavaliers and Boilermakers last met in the Challenge in 2006.

• Fourteen teams competed in the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship: Final Four teams Michigan State and Virginia, Elite Eight teams Duke and Purdue, Sweet 16 teams Florida State, Michigan and North Carolina, as well as early-round teams Iowa, Louisville, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio State, Syracuse and Wisconsin.

• This year’s Challenge features eight games that will be first-time meetings in the event: Boston College-Northwestern, Florida State-Indiana, Georgia Tech-Nebraska, Iowa-Syracuse, Louisville-Michigan, Maryland-Notre Dame, Penn State-Wake Forest and Pitt-Rutgers.

• Several other games are rematches from prior Challenges: North Carolina-Ohio State (2007), Miami-Illinois (2014), Clemson-Minnesota (2015) and Wisconsin-NC State (2018).

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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