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    Pack to Host Indiana in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

    May 17, 2011

    RALEIGH, N.C. -

    NC State will play host to Indiana on Wednesday, November 30 as a part of the 13th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and will combine to carry all 12 games of the event, the ACC Office announced this afternoon.

    “This definitely will be a challenge for us because I believe this will be Tom Crean’s best team at IU,” said first-year State head coach Mark Gottfried. “This game fits into our philosophy to schedule with the NCAA tourney in mind. We have a long way to go but we are excited about the opportunity.”

    The Wolfpack has won four of its five home games in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and has posted a 5-6 mark overall in the event. The ACC won the first 10 Challenges, while The Big Ten has won each of the last two seasons by a 6-5 margin both times.

    NC State will face Indiana for only the third time in school history. In the two previous matchups, Indiana won in Raleigh in 1968 (101-97) and in Bloomington in 1969 (77-62).

    Here’s a look at the rest of the games in the lineup:

    Tuesday, November 29th
    Miami at Purdue
    Northwestern at Georgia Tech
    Illinois at Maryland
    Michigan at Virginia
    Clemson at Iowa
    Duke at Ohio State

    Wednesday, November 30th
    Indiana at NC State
    Penn State at Boston College
    Wake Forest at Nebraska
    Florida State at Michigan State
    Virginia Tech at Minnesota
    Wisconsin at North Carolina

    Game times and ESPN platform designations will be determined and announced at a later date.



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