CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia will host Iowa in the 23rd B1G/ACC Challenge on Monday, Nov. 29. Tip times and networks for this year’s Challenge, which includes 14 games, will be announced at a later date.
All 14 Big Ten teams and 14 of the 15 ACC teams will participate in the 2021 Challenge. Boston College will not play in the 2021 event.
Virginia and Iowa meet for the first time in the Challenge and fourth overall. The Cavaliers are 1-2 all-time against the Hawkeyes, including a 74-41 win in the last meeting between the teams in the semifinals of the Emerald Coast Classic in Niceville, Fla., on Nov. 25, 2016. Iowa defeated UVA 73-60 in the first round of the 1997 NCAA Tournament and added a 75-64 win over the Cavaliers in the quarterfinals of the 2013 NIT.
UVA has a 13-7 record in the Challenge. The Cavaliers have won eight of their last 10 Challenge games and are 7-2 all-time at home in the event. UVA’s ACC/B1G Challenge contest vs. Michigan State last season was postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Cavaliers’ program
In 2020-21, Virginia finished 18-7 overall and captured its 10th ACC regular-season championship with a 13-4 record. UVA made its seventh straight NCAA Tournament appearance and finished 15th in the final AP rankings.
ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 14 games of the event, matching top college basketball programs playing for conference supremacy and the Commissioner’s Cup. All games will also be available to stream via the ESPN app.
The ACC leads 12-7-3 in the series and 138-113 in games. The ACC won the first 10 consecutive challenges, while the Big Ten has won six of the last eight along with two ties. The most recent challenge was won 7-5 by the Big Ten. In the 22 years of the event, 10 of the challenges have been decided by a single game.
2021 ACC/B1G Challenge Matchups
Monday, Nov. 29
Iowa at Virginia
Notre Dame at Illinois
Tuesday, Nov. 30
Clemson at Rutgers
Duke at Ohio State
Florida State at Purdue
Minnesota at Pitt
Indiana at Syracuse
Northwestern at Wake Forest
Wednesday, Dec. 1
Wisconsin at Georgia Tech
Louisville at Michigan State
Miami at Penn State
Michigan at North Carolina
Nebraska at NC State
Virginia Tech at Maryland
Virginia All-Time in the B1G/ACC Challenge
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
2011-12 – Won 70-58 over Michigan in Charlottesville
2012-13 – Won 60-54 at Wisconsin
2013-14 – Lost 45-38 to Wisconsin in Charlottesville
2014-15 – Won 76-65 at Maryland
2015-16 – Won 64-58 at Ohio State
2016-17 – Won 63-61 vs. Ohio State in Charlottesville
2017-18 – Won 49-37 vs. Wisconsin in Charlottesville
2018-19 – Won 76-71 at Maryland
2019-20 – Lost 69-40 at Purdue
2020-21 – Postponed due to COVID-19 protocols
Total – 13-7; Home – 7-2; Away – 6-5