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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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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