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IOWA CITY — Iowa’s Big Ten-ACC Challenge game at Notre Dame will tip off at 8 p.m. Nov. 29 on ESPN, the leagues announced Monday.
It marks the teams’ third meeting in the last four seasons but only the fourth since the 1970 postseason. The Hawkeyes beat the Irish 98-83 in the 2013 Big Ten-ACC Challenge at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Last year, Notre Dame beat Iowa 68-62 in a consolation round game at the AdvoCare Invitational match-up last November in Orlando.
Both teams qualified for the NCAA tournament last year. Iowa advanced to the second round, while Notre Dame earned a trip to the Elite Eight.
Iowa returns one starter in senior Peter Jok, who averaged 16.1 points a game as a second-team all-Big Ten selection. The Irish bring back three starters: V.J. Beachum (12.0 ppg), Steve Vasturia (11.4 ppg), and Bonzie Colson (11.1 ppg). Both lost All-American players in forward Jarrod Uthoff (Iowa) and guard Demetrius Jackson (Notre Dame).
The Hawkeyes have won their last three Big Ten-ACC Challenge games after losing 10 of their first 12 in the annual series.
Here are the other Big Ten-ACC Challenge match-ups:
Minnesota at Florida State, 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
Wake Forest at Northwestern, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
Georgia Tech at Penn State, 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
Pittsburgh at Maryland, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Syracuse at Wisconsin, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Iowa at Notre Dame, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
NC State at Illinois, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
Michigan State at Duke, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Purdue at Louisville, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Virginia Tech at Michigan, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Rutgers at Miami, 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
North Carolina at Indiana, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Ohio State at Virginia, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Nebraska at Clemson, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
Here are the team records in the 183-game series:
ACC (100-83) — Duke 15-2; Wake Forest 11-4; Maryland 10-5; Virginia 10-6; Clemson 9-7; North Carolina 9-8; Boston College 6-3; Georgia Tech 6-9; North Carolina State 6-10; Florida State 6-11; Miami 4-5; Virginia Tech 3-7; Notre Dame 2-1; Louisville 1-1; Pittsburgh 1-2; Syracuse 1-2
Big Ten (83-100) — Minnesota 9-8; Purdue 9-6; Wisconsin 8-9; Penn State 7-8; Michigan 7-8; Ohio State 7-8; Michigan State 7-9; Illinois 7-10; Northwestern 7-10; Indiana 6-9; Iowa 5-10; Nebraska 3-2; Maryland 2-0; Rutgers 1-1
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