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    NC State to visit Northwestern in 2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge
    Kody Burke
    Kody Burke

    May 16, 2013

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - NC State will visit Northwestern in the 2013 Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge. The Wolfpack will meet the Wildcats on Thursday, Dec. 5 in Evanston, Ill.
    NC State will face Northwestern for the third time in school history, and the second occurrence in The Challenge over the last three seasons. The Wildcats held court in 2011 for a 76-59 victory over the Pack at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

    The first matchup in the series saw NC State earn a 75-71 victory in the first round of the 1982 NCAA Tournament in Reynolds Coliseum.

    A year ago, ACC teams combined for a 7-5 mark against its Big Ten counterparts to win its fifth Challenge title in seven years. 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.
    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
    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



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