The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team will play at Minnesota on Nov. 30 as part of the 2011 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, the ACC announced Tuesday.
It will mark the first-ever meeting between the Hokies and the Gophers on the basketball court. Minnesota finished the 2010-11 season with a 17-14 record, 6-12 in Big Ten play. Virginia Tech is 2-4 all-time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge after losing in overtime to Purdue last season.
Maryland and new coach Mark Turgeon have a home game with Illinois on Nov. 29. The Terrapins and Fighting Illini have faced off three previous times as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge with Maryland winning all three games (2001, 2006, 2007).
Virginia will host Michigan, also on Nov. 29. This is the first time either school has faced each other since the ACC/Big Ten Challenge began 13 years ago.
The ACC won the first 10 times the ACC and Big Ten have competed against each other in this non-conference format, but the Big Ten has won a majority of games the past two years.
The marquee matchups this year are Duke at Ohio State on Nov. 29 and Wisconsin at North Carolina on Nov. 30.
Game times and specific networks will be announced at a later date, but all games will be televised by ESPN. Here’s a rundown of the full slate of games:
Wednesday November 29
Miami at Purdue
Northwestern at Georgia Tech
Illinois at Maryland
Michigan at Virginia
Clemson at Iowa
Duke at Ohio State
Thursday November 30
Indiana at North Carolina State
Penn State at Boston College
Florida State at Michigan State
Virginia Tech at Minnesota
Wisconsin at North Carolina