Michigan to play at Duke in Big Ten-ACC Challenge

Dylan Burkhardt

images[3]Michigan will travel to Durham, NC to face Duke in the 2013 Big Ten-ACC Challenge. The announcement was made official on Wednesday afternoon.

Michigan and Duke will face off on Tuesday, December 3rd. Times and television information for the Big Ten-ACC Challenge will be released at a later date.

Duke returns Rasheed Sulaimon, Quinn Cook, Amile Jefferson and others and adds transfer Rodney Hood and highly touted freshman Jabari Parker among others. The Blue Devils and Wolverines are both projected as a top ten team by most publications.

The Wolverines will also host Arizona and travel to play Iowa State, Stanford in Brooklyn and to the Puerto Rico Tip Off with potential matchups against Auburn, Charlotte, Florida State, Georgetown, Kansas State, Long Beach State, Michigan and VCU. Find a complete run down of games and dates from Michigan’s future schedules here.

Find a full rundown match-ups after the jump. 

Tuesday, Dec. 3
Florida State at Minnesota
Illinois at Georgia Tech
Indiana at Syracuse
Michigan at Duke
Notre Dame at Iowa
Penn State at Pittsburgh

Wednesday, Dec. 4
Boston College at Purdue
Maryland at Ohio State
Miami, FL at Nebraska
North Carolina at Michigan State
Northwestern at North Carolina State
Wisconsin at Virginia

  • Brian_W

    Cool… Some day I’d like to see U-M play North Carolina again. They used to be a rival back in the 80s when Glen Rice, etc. were there.

    • ZRL

      Agree, UNC’s style of play would also make for a very entertaining game. I can’t complain about a chance to beat Duke, though.

    • Champswest

      If the idea is to match teams of equal ranking, does this mean that UNC is projected above Duke (since MSU is projected above UM)? Or, is it based more on TV appeal?

  • Adam

    talk about a brutal non-conference schedule

  • CarlBleich

    Doesn’t Duke has some kind of 100-game non-conference home winning streak intact?

    • CarlBleich


      • Mark Worthley

        On December 20, 2012, the Duke men’s basketball team extended its non-conference home winning streak to 100 with an 76-54 victory over the Elon Phoenix. It is currently the longest non-conference home winning streak in college basketball, with the last non-conference home loss coming against St. John’s on Feb. 26, 2000 when the then #2 Blue Devils lost 83-82 against the unranked St. John’s Red Storm.

  • MGoTweeter

    great news! Was really hoping that Michigan got Duke in the challenge. Going to be a wild environment and a real test for the team

  • cameron brooks

    Duke is in everyones top 5!! so pumped

  • Here’s the list of match-ups thus far

    UNC at Michigan State
    Michigan at Duke
    Indiana at Syracuse
    at Ohio State
    Notre Dame at Iowa
    Minnesota at Florida State
    College at Purdue
    Wisconsin at Virginia
    Northwestern at N.C.

    Still missing Nebraska, Penn State and Illinois.

  • gobluemd16

    Jabari Parker v. (presumably) Glenn Robinson III.. what a matchup

  • budaseal

    poor indiana. cruel to subject them to the ‘Cuse zone again.

    • Steve2081

      And they seem even less equipped to handle it this year. Not a lot of shooters on that team.

      • Agmartl

        Too much isolation plays in their game they need to move the ball more… Isolation doesn’t work against Syracuse at all

  • Steve2081

    Bring it on!

  • A2JD

    That is going to be a tough one. Go Blue!!!

  • Tony

    Something tells me that UM isn’t going to make it to the Big Ten season undefeated next year.

  • Randy

    GO BLUE!!!!! Its alway tough on the road , but playing with the Camaron crazys thats nuts.

  • Steve2081

    Take it for what’s its worth but ESPN recruiting nation just named Duke, Florida, and Michigan as the favorites for Looney. Wisconsin was also listed as a dark horse.

    • Is that a TV show? Who was speaking?

    • Wayman Britt

      I want Looney. He is a difference maker.

  • Wayman Britt

    Love the opportunity to play Duke. We have lost a couple close games with them, it’s now our turn.

  • a2sk

    Wisconsin at Virginia will be very painful to watch.

  • andygoblue

    I don’t feel optimistic about the Big Ten’s chances at winning the challenge this year. That said, GO BLUE! BEAT DUKE! Also, it’s on my birthday, which has to be a good sign, yeah?