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Michigan State to Visit Notre Dame in Big Ten/ACC Men’s Basketball Challenge

Michigan State to Visit Notre Dame in Big Ten/ACC Men’s Basketball Challenge

East Lansing, Mich. – Michigan State’s men’s basketball team will play at Notre Dame on Wednesday, Nov. 30 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, announced on Friday morning.

Tipoff time and television for the game will be announced at a later date. The ESPN networks will air all 14 games in the Challenge.

The meeting between Michigan State and Notre Dame will be the 98th all-time between the schools, but just the fourth since 1979. The Irish lead the head-to-head series, 60-37, and MSU has won four of the last five meetings. The teams last played in the second game of the 2020-21 season at the Breslin Center, an 80-70 MSU win. The Spartans also posted an 81-63 win over the Irish on Nov. 30, 2017 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. This will be the first game at Notre Dame since the Irish posted a 79-78 overtime win on Dec. 3, 2014.

Overall, MSU is 9-12 in Big Ten/ACC Challenge history.  Michigan State beat Louisville, 73-64, at the  Breslin Center in last year’s Challenge.  The Spartans have split their last four games, including the win over Notre Dame in 2018.

The Big Ten Conference captured the 2021 Challenge with an 8-6 record, marking the third consecutive year the Big Ten Conference has bested the ACC. The Big Ten Conference won the challenge in 2020 with a 7-5 record, as two of the Challenge’s 14 contests were not played due to COVID-19 concerns. In 2019, the Big Ten Conference won the Challenge with an overall record of 8-6. The Big Ten Conference has won eight of the last 13 Challenges dating back to 2009, with the ACC emerging victorious in 2016 and 2017, and the conferences splitting the Challenge three times (2012, 2013 and 2018). The ACC leads the all-time series 12-8-3, with its last victory coming in 2017.


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 –…

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