Virginia To Play Michigan In 2011 ACC/Big Ten Challenge
CHARLOTTESVILLE-The Virginia men’s basketball team will host Michigan on Nov. 29 in the 13th ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
The game will be the first meeting between Virginia and Michigan in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and the fourth meeting overall. Michigan leads the series with the Cavaliers 2-1.
The teams have not met since the 1989 NCAA Tournament when the Wolverines defeated Virginia 102-65 in the finals of the Southeast Regional. Michigan went on to win the national championship that season.
Prior to meeting in the 1989 NCAA Tournament, UVa lost to Michigan 66-52 during the 1951-52 season and the Cavaliers defeated the Wolverines 79-68 in Charlottesville in the 1980 National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Virginia went on to win the 1980 NIT.
Michigan finished the 2010-11 season with an overall record of 21-14 and participated in the NCAA Tournament. UVa was 16-15 in 2010-11.
Virginia won 87-79 at Minnesota in last season’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge, while Michigan won 69-61 at Clemson. The Cavaliers have a 6-5 record in the Challenge and Michigan is 4-6.
The 2011 ACC/Big Ten Challenge is scheduled for Nov. 29-30 and features 12 games.
The other games scheduled for Nov. 29 in addition to the Michigan-Virginia game include Miami at Purdue, Northwestern at Georgia Tech, Illinois at Maryland, Clemson at Iowa and Duke at Ohio State. On Nov. 30 the schedule includes Indiana at NC State, Penn State at Boston College, Wake Forest at Nebraska, Florida State at Michigan State, Virginia Tech at Minnesota and Wisconsin at North Carolina.
Starting times and television networks for this year’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge games have not yet been announced.
The ACC won the Commissioner’s Cup the first 10 years of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and the Big Ten has won the Commissioner’s Cup the last two years. The Big Ten won six of the 11 games last season.
After losing at Minnesota (74-62) in the first ACC/Big Ten Challenge during the 1999-2000 season, Virginia defeated Purdue (98-79) in Charlottesville in 2000-01.
Virginia played Michigan State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge during the 2001-02 season, but the game was halted with 15:04 left in the contest due to wet floor conditions at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Va. The unseasonably warm temperature (70 degrees) combined with the ice surface under the playing court produced condensation on the court causing slippery conditions that forced the game to be halted. UVa led 31-28 when play was stopped.
The Cavaliers lost at Michigan State (82-75) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge during the 2002-03 season, defeated Minnesota (86-78) in Charlottesville in 2003-04, won at Northwestern (48-44) during the 2004-05 season and defeated Northwestern at home (72-57) in the 2005-06 season. Virginia lost at Purdue (61-59) in 2006-07, beat Northwestern (94-52) in Charlottesville in 2007-08, lost at Minnesota (66-56) during the 2008-09 season and lost at home to Penn State (69-66) in 2009-10.
Virginia’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge Results
1999-2000 – Lost 74-62 at Minnesota
2000-01 – Won 98-79 over Purdue in Charlottesville
2001-02 – Game with Michigan State halted because of wet floor conditions at the Richmond Coliseum
2002-03 – Lost at Michigan State 82-75
2003-04 – Won 86-78 over Minnesota in Charlottesville
2004-05 – Won at Northwestern 48-44
2005-06 – Won 72-57 over Northwestern in Charlottesville
2006-07 – Lost at Purdue 61-59
2007-08 – Won 94-52 over Northwestern in Charlottesville
2008-09 – Lost at Minnesota 66-56
2009-10 – Lost to Penn State 69-66 in Charlottesville
2010-11 – Won 87-79 at Minnesota