UVA to host Ohio State in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

acc big ten challengeUVA will host Ohio State in the 18th ACC/Big Ten Challenge onWednesday, Nov. 30. This year’s Challenge, played over three days from Nov. 28-30, will include 14 games.

All 14 Big Ten teams and 14 of the 15 ACC teams will participate in the 2016 Challenge. Boston College will not play in the 2016 event.

The Cavaliers and Buckeyes meet for the second straight season in the Challenge and sixth time overall. UVA defeated Ohio State 64-58 in Columbus last season. The Cavaliers and Buckeyes last met in Charlottesville in 1981 when Ralph Sampson poured in 40 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in UVA’s 89-73 win over Ohio State. The Buckeyes own a 3-2 advantage over the Cavaliers in the all-time series.

UVA has a 10-6 record, including a two-game winning streak, in the Challenge. In addition to last season’s road win at Ohio State, the Cavaliers defeated Maryland 76-65 in College Park in 2014.

In 2015-16, Virginia tied for second in the ACC en route to a 29-8 record and first NCAA Elite Eight appearance since 1995. Ohio State finished the 2015-16 season with a 21-14 record and advanced to the second round of the NIT.

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 14 games of the event matching top college basketball programs playing for conference supremacy and the Commissioner’s Cup. All 14 games will also be available via WatchESPN.

The Big Ten captured the Commissioner’s Cup in 2015 and 2014, winning eight of the 14 matchups both years. The two conferences split the previous two events, winning six Challenge games each in 2012 and 2013. The ACC won the first 10 Challenges (1999-2008), while the Big Ten won the next three (2009-2011). In the event of a tie, the Commissioner’s Cup remains with the conference that won the previous year. The ACC holds the 10-5-2 winning record in the previous 17 years.


2016-2017 Men’s Basketball Season Ticket Information

Season ticket renewals for the 2016-17 season will begin on June 17. The season ticket priority-ordering deadline for renewals is July 22. Season tickets that are not renewed will be sold to those individuals currently on the men’s basketball season ticket wait list. There will not be a public sale of season tickets for the 2016-17 season.

The ACC will release Virginia’s complete schedule in late August.

For more information regarding season tickets, fans should contact the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821). Fans can also purchase tickets online at VirginiaSports.com or in-person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium.


2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Matchups

Monday, Nov. 28

Minnesota at Florida State

Wake Forest at Northwestern


Tuesday, Nov. 29

Syracuse at Wisconsin

Michigan at Duke

Pitt at Maryland

Iowa at Notre Dame

Georgia Tech at Penn State

NC State at Illinois


Wednesday, Nov. 30

Ohio State at Virginia

Purdue at Louisville

North Carolina at Indiana

Virginia Tech at Michigan

Rutgers at Miami

Nebraska at Clemson


Virginia All-Time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge

1999-2000 – Lost 74-62 at Minnesota

2000-01 – Won 98-79 over Purdue in Charlottesville

2001-02 – Game with Michigan State halted because of wet floor conditions at the Richmond Coliseum

2002-03 – Lost at Michigan State 82-75

2003-04 – Won 86-78 over Minnesota in Charlottesville

2004-05 – Won at Northwestern 48-44

2005-06 – Won 72-57 over Northwestern in Charlottesville

2006-07 – Lost at Purdue 61-59

2007-08 – Won 94-52 over Northwestern in Charlottesville

2008-09 – Lost at Minnesota 66-56

2009-10 – Lost to Penn State 69-66 in Charlottesville

2010-11 – Won 87-79 at Minnesota

2011-12 – Won 70-58 over Michigan in Charlottesville

2012-13 – Won 60-54 at Wisconsin

2013-14 – Lost 45-38 to Wisconsin in Charlottesville

2014-15 – Won 76-65 at Maryland

2015-16 – Won 64-58 at Ohio State

Total – 10-6; Home – 5-2; Away – 5-4

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