August 11, 2022

Matchups for the 2022 ACC/Big Ten Challenge for Men’s Basketball are set to be played on Monday, November 28, Tuesday, November 29, and Wednesday, November 30. The challenge pits all 14 Big Ten conference teams against 14 Atlantic Coastal Conference teams. Tipping times and network assignments will be announced at a later date. ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 14 games of the event, matching the top college basketball programs playing for the Commissioner’s Cup. All games will also be available to stream through the ESPN app.

This year’s challenge features 13 teams that competed in the 2022 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship. The Big Ten led all conferences with nine bids to last year’s NCAA Tournament, while the ACC had four teams in the NCAA Tournament. The 2022 challenge will also feature six teams in ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Top 25, including No. 1 North Carolina, No. 9 Duke, No. 14 Indiana, No. 20 from Michigan, No. 21 from Virginia and No. 25 from Illinois. .

The Big Ten Conference won the 2021 Challenge with an 8-6 record, marking the third straight year the Big Ten Conference has beaten the ACC. The Big Ten conference won the challenge in 2020 with a 7-5 record as two of the challenge’s 14 contests were not played due to COVID-19 issues. In 2019, the Big Ten Conference won the Challenge with an 8-6 overall record. The Big Ten Conference has won eight of the last 13 Challenges dating back to 2009, with the ACC winning in 2016 and 2017, and the conferences sharing the Challenge three times (2012, 2013 and 2018). The ACC leads the all-time series 12-8-3, with its last win coming in 2017.

The 2022 challenge features two rematches from last year, with Purdue going to Florida State and Ohio State playing Duke. The Buckeyes upset Duke at home last year, 71-66. Ohio State was one of five Big Ten Conference teams to successfully defend its home turf in 2021, as Illinois beat Notre Dame, 82-72, No. 2 Purdue beat Florida State, 93 -65, Rutgers took a 74-64 victory over Clemson, and No. 22 Michigan State took the win over Louisville, 73-64. The Big Ten Conference also had three road victories in last year’s Challenge, with Iowa knocking out Virginia, 75-74, Minnesota knocking out Pitt, 54-53, and No. 23 Wisconsin ahead of Georgia. Tech, 70-66.

The Alliance Teammates for Mental Health initiative was launched last year at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (men’s and women’s basketball) to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness.

2022 ACC/Big Ten Men’s Basketball Challenge Schedule

monday november 28

Minnesota at Virginia Tech
Pitt to the northwest

tuesday november 29

Syracuse to Illinois
Maryland to Louisville
Penn State to Clemson
Virginia in Michigan
Wake Forest Wisconsin
Georgia Tech in Iowa

Wednesday, November 30

Ohio State at Duke
Purdue at Florida State
Rutgers in Miami
North Carolina to Indiana
Michigan State at Notre Dame
Boston College in Nebraska

Big Ten Conference ( is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, higher, professional and undergraduate education, and public service. Founded in 1896, Big Ten has maintained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that place scholars first in the lives of students competing in intercollegiate athletics and emphasize the values ​​of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. Broad-based programs at the 14 Big Ten institutions will provide more than $200 million in direct financial support to more than 9,800 students for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on 350 teams in 42 different sports. Big Ten sponsors 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women, including the addition of men’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse since 2013.