Duke vs. Michigan State: Facts, Figures, Trends and Records

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Ready for tonight’s showdown between #1 Duke and #6 Michigan State? Yes, the main event of the Big Ten ACC Challenge, the premier event of the non-conference portion of the college basketball season. And tonight’s final bout, the heavyweight match on the card features two Final Four teams from last season.

Here are some numbers, trends and facts about Duke’s history in the challenge, and not many of them are in the Spartans favor tonight.

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Illini Soundly Defeat UNC in Tue Headliner of Big 10-ACC Challenge

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Well how do you like that? There was an environment in the Assembly Hall tonight that is very unusual for a late November game, it felt like the good old days of the Big Ten ACC Challenge when we would routinely host top tier teams like Wake Forest or North Carolina.  The over capacity, extremely amped crowd had plenty to cheer about as the 2010 Illini attempted to exorcise the demons of the 2005 Illini.

By Joe Kutsunis Hail to the Orange.com

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Ohio State vs. Florida St. in Big 10/ACC Challenge rematch

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Ohio State, tabbed by some publications to be among the Top 5 teams nationally heading into the 2010-11 season, will travel to Florida State to take on the Seminoles in the 2010 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Buckeyes will meet FSU Nov. 30 in Tallahassee in a nationally-televised game on the ESPN family of networks with station and time to be determined.

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Illini vs. North Carolina in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

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Pairings for the 12th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods have been determined. Illinois will host North Carolina at the Assembly Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 30. [Read more…]

Big 10-ACC Challenge Schedule Officially Out: MSU-Duke Headlines

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Duke, the 2010 National Champions, welcome Final Four participant Michigan State to Cameron Indoor Stadium on Dec. 1 in the premier matchup of the 12th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods. The ACC/Big Ten Challenge will run from Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 with all 11 games being shown on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.com

The Blue Devils return first team All-America candidates Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith along with seven other letterwinners, including Miles Plumlee, Mason Plumlee, Seth Curry, Ryan Kelly and Andre Dawkins, for the 2010-11 season. Duke also welcomes a top 5 recruiting class featuring Kyrie Irving, Josh Hairston, Carrick Felix and Tyler Thornton.

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Big Ten-ACC Challenge for 2010 Announced

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By Paul M. Banks

Last year the Big Ten FINALLY won the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. The match-ups for next winter, when the Midwestern conference goes for consecutive victories, are now out of the bag. The official word on the lineup hasn’t been announced yet, but what can I say? I know a guy who knows a guy.

Michigan State will travel to Duke and face the defending national champions in what could be the most hyped match-up of the season. The two Final Four teams from last month will no doubt he considered 1a. and 1b. when the season opens up next November.

Read more after the jump to see what else has been announced.

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