Report: Syracuse to play Indiana in ACC/Big 10 Challenge

Syracuse will host Indiana in the Big 10/ACC challenge on Dec. 3, ESPN announced on Wednesday afternoon. The story was first reported by Inside the Hall.

It will be a daunting non-conference schedule for Syracuse in the 2013-14 season. The Juice Online reported on Sunday that it added Villanova to its non-conference slate. On top of these two games, the Orange will be playing in the Maui Invitational and will have a date at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 15, 2013 against St. John’s.

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Syracuse and Indiana will meet again

Syracuse most recently played Indiana this year in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. They defeated the top-seeded Hoosiers, 61-50, en route to a final four appearance.

» Related: SU to play Duke, UNC at Dome

SU has a 4-1 advantage in the series, with the loss coming in the 1987 national championship game, where a Keith Smart buzzer-beater lifted the Hoosiers to a 74-73 win.

SU will also host Duke, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Miami, Pittsburgh and NC State in conference play.

The ACC/Big 10 Challenge has been held since 1999. The ACC leads the series 10-3-1 (82-61 in all games), although the ACC has gone winless in the last four years with last year resulting in a tie.

Because of a late Thanksgiving, the challenge will be on December 3 and 4.

Here is the full field:

Tuesday, Dec. 3

  • Indiana at Syracuse
  • Michigan at Duke
  • Notre Dame at Iowa
  • Florida State at Minnesota
  • Penn State at Pittsburgh
  • Illinois at Georgia Tech

Wednesday, Dec. 4

  • North Carolina at Michigan State
  • Maryland at Ohio State
  • Miami at Nebraska
  • Wisconsin at Virginia
  • Boston College at Purdue
  • Northwestern at N.C. State

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
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