No. 18 NC State To Face No. 3 Michigan In ACC-Big Ten Challenge
Nov. 26, 2012
No 3 Michigan (5-0) vs. No. 18 NC State (4-1)
SERIES RECORD: 3-2, NC State leads
LAST MEETING: 74-67 NC State at PNC Arena (11/27/2006)
TELEVISION: ESPN Watch
PxP: Mike Tirico Color: Dan Dakich
RADIO: NC State Radio Network Listen
PxP: Gary Hahn Color: Tony Haynes
No. 18 NC State gets its first true road test of the season on Tuesday when it travels to third-ranked Michigan for the 2012 ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
This is the third time the two programs have met in the event, with each holding a home victory. The Wolverines won the first meeting, 68-61, in 2003 in Ann Arbor, Mich., while the Pack posted a 74-67 win in Raleigh in 2006. Overall, NC State leads the series, which dates back to the 1949-50 season, 3-2.
NC State is looking to snap a four-game losing streak in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Ironically, the Pack's last win was its 2006 victory over the Wolverines. NC State's record in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge is 5-7 with a 4-2 home record and a 1-5 mark on the road. The Wolfpack's only road win was at Purdue, 61-59, in the inaugural event in 1999.
The Pack is 4-1 entering Tuesday's contest following an 82-80 victory over UNC Asheville last Friday. NC State was paced by senior Richard Howell, who had 23 points and 15 rebounds for the 15th double-double of his career.
Michigan is 5-0 and coming off a 71-57 win over Kansas State in the finals of the Preseason NIT.
Tuesday's game will be broadcast on ESPN with Mike Tirico handling the play-by-play and Dan Dakich providing the color commentary of the action. The game can also be heard on the Wolfpack Radio Network with Gary Hahn giving the description of the action and Tony Haynes with expert analysis.