Gophers to play Wake Forest in ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Richard Pitino and the Minnesota Golden Gophers will hit the road this year for the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Their opponent: Wake Forest on Dec. 2
By Tyler Mason
MINNEAPOLIS -- Richard Pitino and the Golden Gophers will hit the road this year for the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Their opponent: Wake Forest on Dec. 2 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
It's the first meeting for the two schools since they faced off in the NIT in 2006. Minnesota won that meeting, 73-58. The Gophers and Demon Deacons have played a total of six times previously, with each team winning three games.
Minnesota hosted -- and beat -- Florida State in this past year's Big Ten/ACC Challenge and is 7-8 overall in the event. The Gophers lost to the Deacons in the 2001 challenge in Winston-Salem, the only time prior to 2014 that they've met in the event's history.
The 2014 Big Ten/ACC Challenge begins on Dec. 1 and concludes Dec. 3. Among the notable games are Ohio State at Louisville and Syracuse at Michigan on Dec. 2, and Duke at Wisconsin on Dec. 3.
The complete schedule:
Monday, Dec. 1
Nebraska at Florida State Rutgers at Clemson
Tuesday, Dec. 2
Illinois at Miami Minnesota at Wake Forest NC State at Purdue Ohio State at Louisville Pittsburgh at Indiana Syracuse at Michigan
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Duke at Wisconsin Georgia Tech at Northwestern Iowa at North Carolina Michigan State at Notre Dame Virginia at Maryland Virginia Tech at Penn State