You can always count on the Big Ten/ACC Challenge to manufacture a few interesting matchups.
Indiana announced today that the Hoosiers will play host to Maryland, their opponent in the 2002 NCAA title game, on Dec. 1.
Very intriguing game, since it could be argued it’s been downhill for both programs ever since that moment.
Obviously, Indiana’s presumed rise back to national prominence has been well-documented. But Gary Williams fought off the alums gunning for his job and is after Lance Stephenson, maybe the second-best (or best) remaining prospect in the nation.
And let me tell you, all of you will absolutely love Greivis Vasquez if he’s still with Maryland (he might declare for the NBA Draft). Dude was cussing out Cameron Crazies as a freshman.
No time or channel for the game yet, but we also know that Michigan State will head down to North Carolina in a rematch of this year’s title game, and Duke will play at Wisconsin. Purdue will play host to Wake Forest.
Here’s the full schedule:
Monday, Nov. 30 Â Â
Penn State at Virginia
Tuesday, Dec. 1 Â Â
Maryland at Indiana
Michigan State at North Carolina
Northwestern at N.C. State
Virginia Tech at Iowa
Wake Forest at Purdue
Wednesday, Dec. 2Â
Boston College at Michigan
Duke at Wisconsin
Florida State at Ohio State
Illinois at Clemson
Minnesota at Miami Â