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Aug. 7, 2012

Charlottesville, Va. – The television network and time designations for the 2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods were announced on Tuesday. Virginia’s game at Wisconsin on Nov. 28 at the Kohl Center is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT) and will be televised by ESPN2.

The Virginia-Wisconsin game is one of six games scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the 2012 Challenge. Six other games are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27.

The game will be the first meeting between Virginia and Wisconsin in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and the third meeting overall. The teams split the two previous meetings.

The teams have not met since the 1999 Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks, Alaska, when Wisconsin defeated the Cavaliers 66-56. The only other meeting between the two teams came in the Milwaukee Classic during the 1974-75 season when Virginia won 86-78 in Milwaukee, Wis.

Wisconsin finished the 2011-12 season with an overall record of 26-10 and reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament before losing to Syracuse 64-63. UVa was 22-10 last season and lost to Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Dick Bennett, the father of Virginia head coach Tony Bennett, is a former head coach at Wisconsin. Tony Bennett served on the staffs of his father, Brad Soderberg and current Badger head coach Bo Ryan during four years at Wisconsin.

The entire schedule, with times and television networks, is below.

2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Minnesota at Florida State, ESPN2, 7:15pm ETIowa at Virginia Tech, ESPNU, 7:15pm ETNC State at Michigan, ESPN, 7:30pm ETMaryland at Northwestern, ESPN2, 9:15pm ETNebraska at Wake Forest, ESPNU, 9:15pm ETNorth Carolina at Indiana, ESPN, 9:30pm ET

Wednesday, Nov. 28Virginia at Wisconsin, ESPN2, 7pm ETPurdue at Clemson, ESPNU, 7:15pm ETMichigan State at Miami, ESPN, 7:30pm ETGeorgia Tech at Illinois, ESPN2, 9pm ETBoston College at Penn State, ESPNU, 9:15pm ETOhio State at Duke, ESPN, 9:30pm ET

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