Ohio State to face UNC in 2012 ACC/Big Ten Women's Challenge
May 22, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's basketball team will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., to face the North Carolina Tar Heels Nov. 28 in the 2012 ACC/Big Ten Women's Basketball Challenge. This year's challenge will mark the sixth year of an event that has been extended to 2016.
Ohio State, 25-7 last season, is facing UNC for the second time in the Challenge after meeting in 2008 in Columbus - a 72-63 Tar Heel victory when UNC was ranked No. 2 in the country. The Buckeyes are 3-3 all-time against the Tar Heels and 2-3 in the Challenge, including wins over Virginia and Florida State the last two seasons. UNC, 20-11 last season, is 3-2 all-time in the Challenge after falling at Penn State in 2011.
Challenge games will be contested in a two-day format, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 28. Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue and Indiana will host games on the first day, while Iowa, Northwestern, Ohio State and Wisconsin will be on the road. On Nov. 29, Illinois and Minnesota will host ACC foes, while Michigan State and Penn State visit their inter-conference opponents.
A year ago, the Big Ten and ACC battled to a 6-6 draw, the first tie in the Challenge's history, while the Big Ten boasted a 9-7 record over ACC teams in all games played.
The ACC and Big Ten conference offices determine the schedule each season. In addition, the official title of the Challenge will rotate each year. The 2012 event will be referred to as the ACC/Big Ten Women's Basketball Challenge and will continue to mirror the official title of the two conferences' Challenge agreement for men's basketball.
Game times, as well as television and broadband coverage, will be announced at a later date. For more information about the ACC/Big Ten Women's Basketball Challenge, including a complete schedule, log on to bigten.org.
2012 CHALLENGE SCHEDULE
Wednesday, November 28
Thursday, November 29
Penn State at Miami
Michigan State at NC State
Virginia at Minnesota
Wake Forest at Illinois