Tonight sees the B1G-ACC Challenge begin earnest following two appetizer games last night. Coach Matt Painter and his #15 ranked Purdue Boilermakers travel to the (it pains me to even type a venue name THIS STUPID) KFC Yum! Center (seriously, who puts an exclamation point in the official name of their arena?) to take on the #14 Louisville Cardinals.
The Challenge, which began in 1999, was a fore-runner to a series of events implemented in recent years that attempt to stimulate more interest in pre-conference college basketball. As any veteran sportswriter with even a basic sense of honesty and candor will tell you, November and December college hoops just don’t move the needle most of the time.Follow paulmbanks