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Women's Basketball Draws Georgia Tech in 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Aerial Powers highlights MSU's returners for next season, after earning First Team All-Big Ten honors as a freshman last year.

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.


Wednesday, December 3
Maryland at Notre Dame (Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Indiana at Boston College
Minnesota at NC State
Florida State at Purdue
Duke at Nebraska
Wake Forest at Michigan
Virginia at Illinois
Pittsburgh at Ohio State

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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