Big Ten/ACC Challenge Field includes 3 Final Four Participants


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Big Ten/ACC Challenge Field includes 3 Final Four Participants

CLEMSON, S.C. — For the second time in the history of the event, Clemson men’s basketball will play at Minnesota in the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Tigers will face the Golden Gophers on Nov. 30, ESPN announced Wednesday. The exact game time and network will be determined at a later date.

• Clemson won the 2006 challenge matchup in Minneapolis, 90-68. The 22-point margin of victory is Clemson’s largest in the event that began in 1999.
• This will be Clemson’s first road game in the challenge since 2011, when Brad Brownell’s second team defeated Iowa by a score of 71-55.
• The Tiger program is 9-6 all-time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, including a stellar 5-2 mark on the road.
• Clemson has won its last four road games in the event, at Penn State, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa.
• Graduate manager Vernon Hamilton was a senior that played in the 2006 game at Minnesota; he posted 13 points and seven assists in a contest that saw the Tigers make 12 three-point goals.
• Brownell has coached at Williams Arena’s unique elevated court previously as the associate head coach at UNC Wilmington, when the Seahawks beat the Gophers 58-50 in 2001-02.

2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups

Monday, Nov. 30
• Clemson at Minnesota
• Wake Forest at Rutgers

Tuesday, Dec. 1
• Maryland at North Carolina
• Virginia at Ohio State
• Michigan at NC State
• Purdue at Pittsburgh
• Northwestern at Virginia Tech
• Miami (Fla.) at Nebraska

Wednesday, Dec. 2
• Indiana at Duke
• Louisville at Michigan State
• Notre Dame at Illinois
• Wisconsin at Syracuse
• Florida State at Iowa
• Penn State at Boston College


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