May 16, 2013
    Hokies to travel to Indiana for 2013 BigTen/ACC Challenge
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    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Virginia Tech women’s basketball will travel to Indiana for the 2013 BigTen/ACC Challenge on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Assembly Hall. Game time will be announced at a later date.

    Virginia Tech concluded the 2012-13 season with a 10-20 record while the Hoosiers went 11-19. This marks the first meeting between the two teams. The Hokies are 2-4 all-time in the challenge and defeated Wisconsin last season, 47-39 at Cassell Coliseum.

    Challenge games will be contested in a two-day format, beginning Wednesday, Dec. 4. Georgia Tech and Florida State will host games on the first day, while Notre Dame will be on the road. On Dec. 5, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia will host Big Ten foes, and NC State, Boston College, Syracuse and Miami visit their inter-conference foes.

    A year ago, ACC teams combined for a 7-5 mark against its Big Ten counterparts to win its fifth Challenge title. The ACC owns a 41-27 edge over the Big Ten in the Challenge. The two leagues each earned six wins in 2011 to mark the only tie in Challenge history.

    The ACC and Big Ten conference offices determine the schedule each season. In addition, the official title of the Challenge rotates each year. The 2013 event will be referred to as the Big Ten/ACC Women's Basketball Challenge and will continue to mirror the official title of the two conferences' Challenge agreement for men's basketball.

    The ACC and the Big Ten have long been among the most dominant conferences on the women's basketball scene. Last season, the ACC was represented by six overall postseason squads, including five teams in the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship. The five teams in the tournament marked the 19th consecutive season at least four ACC teams have been selected to the field. Overall, the ACC has made 14 Final Four appearances.

    For the sixth time in conference history, the Big Ten had at least six teams selected to the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship in 2013, and Big Ten teams have appeared in the NCAA Sweet 16 in 27 of the last 29 years.

    2013 Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge game times, as well as television and broadband coverage, will be announced at a later date. For more information about The Challenge, including a complete schedule, visit theacc.com.

    2013 CHALLENGE SCHEDULE

    Wednesday, December 4
    Notre Dame at Penn State
    Illinois at Georgia Tech
    Virginia Tech at Indiana
    Michigan State at Florida State

    Thursday, December 5
    NC State at Northwestern
    Boston College at Wisconsin
    Syracuse at Iowa
    Purdue at Duke
    Ohio State at Maryland
    Nebraska at North Carolina
    Michigan at Virginia
    Miami at Minnesota

    For updates on Virginia Tech women's basketball, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_WBBall).

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