Men's Basketball

Buckeyes/Cardinals to Tip at 9:30 ET Dec. 2 in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Amir Williams
Amir Williams
Aug. 12, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State’s Dec. 2 matchup at Louisville in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge has been slated for a 9:30 p.m. tip from the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, ESPN announced Tuesday. The game, one of 14 played during the three-day event, will be televised on ESPN.

 

Thad Matta, head coach of the Buckeyes, has a 6-4 record in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and has won five of the last six games in the event.

Buckeyes In The Challenge
Ohio State is participating in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge for the 13th-consecutive year and has a 6-6 record in the event. The Buckeyes first participated in the Challenge during the 2002-03 season against Duke in Greensboro, N.C., a 91-75 Blue Devils' victory. Ohio State defeated Virginia Tech in Columbus in 2005, 69-59, for its first Challenge victory. The game vs. Duke in Columbus in 2011 pitted the highest combined ranking of Ohio State (2) and an opponent (No. 3 Duke) in the Buckeyes' previous Challenge games. The 2012 game at Duke pitted the No. 4 Buckeyes vs. the No. 2 Blue Devils. Ohio State has been among the Top 15 teams nationally in each of the last five Challenge games (4-1 record) and among the Top 5 in each of the last four games (3-1) The Buckeyes are 2-3 in road Challenge games.


 

 

The Buckeyes in The ACC/Big Ten Challenge 

 

12/3/02

vs. Duke

L

76-91(4)

12/3/03

Georgia Tech

L

53-73(13)

12/1/04

at Clemson

L

73-80

11/28/05

Virginia Tech

W

69-59

11/29/06

at North Carolina

L

89(3)-98(7)

11/29/07

North Carolina

L

55-66(1)

12/2/08

at Miami, Fla.

W

73-68(21)

12/2/09

Florida State

W

77(15)-64(21)

11/30/10

at Florida State

W

58(2)-44

11/29/11

Duke

W

85(2)-63(3)

11/28/12

at Duke

L

68(4)-73(2)

12/4/13

Maryland

W

76(5)-60

Ohio State vs. Louisville
Ohio State and Louisville have met seven times with the Buckeyes winning four in the all-time series. The teams first met Dec. 19, 1953 in Louisville, an 85-76 win for the Cardinals. Ohio State, ranked No. 1 nationally, won at Louisville in the 1961 NCAA Tournament. The Buckeyes edged the Cardinals 56-55 on their way to the 1961 NCAA title game. The teams last met in Columbus Jan. 4, 2003, a 72-64 win for the No. 24 ranked Cardinals.

The Ohio State Louisville Series

12/19/53

L

@Louisville

76-85

3/17/61

W

(1)@Louisville

56(1)-55

12/12/78

W

Louisville

85-69(4)

12/19/79

L

@Louisville

65(2)-75

1/29/89

W

@Louisville

85(17)-79(24)

2/4/90

W

Louisville (OT)

91-88(10)

1/4/03

L

Louisville

64-72(24)

1-NCAA Mideast Regionals, Louisville, Ky.

 

2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Schedule

 

Monday, December 1

Rutgers @ Clemson 7 EST ESPNU

Nebraska @ Florida State 7 EST ESPN2

Pittsburgh @ Indiana 7 EST ESPN2

 

Tuesday, December 2

Ohio State @ Louisville 9:30 EST ESPN

Illinois @ Miami, FL 9 EST ESPN2/U

Syracuse @ Michigan 7:30 EST ESPN

North Carolina State @ Purdue 9 EST ESPN2/U

Minnesota @ Wake Forest 7 EST ESPNU

 

Wednesday, December 3

Virginia @ Maryland 9:15 EST ESPN2

Iowa @ North Carolina 7:30 EST ESPN

Georgia Tech @ Northwestern 9:15 EST ESPNU

Michigan State @ Notre Dame 7:15 EST ESPN2

Virginia Tech @ Penn State 7:15 EST ESPNU

Duke @ Wisconsin 9:30 EST ESPN

 

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