Women's Basketball Draws Georgia Tech in 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge
June 4, 2014
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The matchups for the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge were announced on Wednesday afternoon in a joint release by the two conferences. In the eighth year of the event, Michigan State women's basketball will host Georgia Tech on Thursday, Dec. 4 at Breslin Center.
The Spartans and Yellow Jackets will face for the second time in program history and the second time in the Challenge. Georgia Tech topped MSU 70-57 on Dec. 3, 2008.
Michigan State is 4-3 all-time in the Challenge. MSU won its inaugural contest, 68-51, over Clemson at the Breslin Center in 2007, before the loss to Georgia Tech. In 2009, Michigan State upset No. 4 North Carolina, 72-66, in East Lansing, and followed it up with a come-from-behind upset at No. 15 Florida State, 72-64, in 2010. In 2011, MSU lost to No. 9 Miami, 76-60, at Breslin, but bounced back to win at NC State, 68-51, in 2012. Last season, the Spartans remained on the road but lost to Florida State, 60-58.
The Spartans won the Big Ten Regular Season Championship last year, going 13-3. Overall, MSU was 23-10 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Second Round. Michigan State returns six of its top-eight scorers, including three All-Big Ten performers.
The Yellow Jackets have had great success in the ACC/ Big Ten Challenge, owning a 6-1 record. Last season, Georgia Tech qualified for the NCAA Tournament, and finished 20-12 overall, including a 9-7 mark in the ACC to place seventh.
Game times, as well as television and broadband coverage, will be announced at a later date.
2014 CHALLENGE SCHEDULE
Wednesday, December 3
Thursday, December 4
Iowa at Louisville
Penn State at Syracuse
Northwestern at Virginia Tech
Wisconsin at Miami
North Carolina at Rutgers
Georgia Tech at Michigan State
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