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    Northwestern Draws Georgia Tech in 2010 ACC/Big Ten Challenge

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Michael Thompson scored 22 points to lead Northwestern past NC State in last year's ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
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    Michael Thompson scored 22 points to lead Northwestern past NC State in last year's ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
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    May 12, 2010

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern will play host to Georgia Tech at Welsh-Ryan Arena Tuesday, Nov. 30 as part of the 12th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by Dick's Sporting Goods.

    It is set to be the first ever meeting between the schools.

    For the sixth consecutive year, the Challenge will feature 11 games and include two telecasts on ESPNU with ESPN and ESPN2 combining to televise the remaining nine games. ESPN3.com, the broadband sports television network from ESPN, will simulcast the ESPN and ESPN2 telecasts. Game times and television designations will be released at a later date.

    Northwestern went 20-14 during the 2009-10 season, including 7-11 in Big Ten play. The Wildcats advanced to the National Invitation Tournament for the second consecutive season. NU returns four starters next season, not including Kevin Coble, a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2009 who missed the most recent campaign due to injury.

    Georgia Tech posted a 23-13 overall record and a 7-9 mark in ACC play last season. The Yellow Jackets reached the title game of the 2010 ACC Tournament where they were edged by eventual national champion Duke. Georgia Tech advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament, defeating Oklahoma State before falling to Ohio State.

    Northwestern is 4-7 in its first 11 ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchups, including three wins in the last four years. The Wildcats defeated NC State 73-59 in Raleigh, N.C., last season to help the Big Ten earn the Commissioner's Cup with the Challenge victory.

    2010 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Schedule

    Monday, November 29
    Virginia at Minnesota

    Tuesday, November 30
    North Carolina at Illinois
    Ohio State at Florida State
    Michigan at Clemson
    Georgia Tech at Northwestern
    Iowa at Wake Forest

    Wednesday, December 1
    Michigan State at Duke
    Purdue at Virginia Tech
    North Carolina State at Wisconsin
    Indiana at Boston College
    Maryland at Penn State

     

     

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