Michigan State to Play at Louisville in Big Ten/ACC Challenge
East Lansing, Mich. – Michigan State’s men’s basketball team will play at Louisville on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the 2018 Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Tip time and television designation will be announced at a later date. ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 14 games of the event.
This will be the 11th all-time meeting between the Spartans and the Cardinals, with each team winning five games. The last time the teams played was on Dec. 2, 2015, a 71-67 MSU win at the Breslin Center. MSU is 0-2 in games played in Louisville, last playing there in 1995.
Overall, MSU is 8-10 in ACC/Big Ten Challenge history. Last year, the ACC captured the Commissioner’s Cup, winning the challenge, 11-3. The Big Ten won the challenge by an 8-6 count in both 2014 and 2015. The two conferences split the challenge in 2012 and 2013 following three-straight wins for the Big Ten (2009-11). The ACC captured the first 10 challenges.
MSU in Big Ten/ACC Challenge History
1999 - MSU 86, North Carolina 76 - Chapel Hill, N.C.
2000 - MSU 77, North Carolina 64 - East Lansing
2001 - MSU, Virginia - Cancelled - Richmond, Va.
2002 - MSU 82, Virginia 75 - East Lansing
2003 - Duke 72, MSU 50 - East Lansing
2004 - Duke 81, MSU 74 - Durham, N.C.
2005 - MSU 88, Georgia Tech 86 - East Lansing
2006 - Boston College 65, MSU 58 - Chestnut Hill, Mass.
2007 - MSU 81, North Carolina State 58 - East Lansing
2008 - North Carolina 98, MSU 63 - Detroit
2009 - North Carolina 89, MSU 82 - Chapel Hill, N.C.
2010 - Duke 84, MSU 79 - Durham, N.C.
2011 - MSU 65, Florida State 49 - East Lansing
2012 - Miami 67, MSU 59 - Coral Gables, Fla.
2013 - North Carolina 79, MSU 65 - East Lansing
2014 - Notre Dame 79, MSU 78, OT - Notre Dame, Ind.
2015 – MSU 71, Louisville 67 – East Lansing
2016 – Duke 78, MSU 69 – Durham, N.C.
2017 – MSU 81, Notre Dame 63 – East Lansing, Mich.
ACC/Big Ten Challenge Schedule
Monday, Nov. 26
Minnesota at Boston College
Nebraska at Clemson
Tuesday, Nov. 27
Illinois at Notre Dame
Indiana at Duke
Michigan State at Louisville
Pitt at Iowa
Virginia Tech at Penn State
NC State at Wisconsin
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Purdue at Florida State
Rutgers at Miami
North Carolina at Michigan
Virginia at Maryland
Georgia Tech at Northwestern
Syracuse at Ohio State
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