June 26, 2017
Rosemont, Ill. – Georgia Tech will host Northwestern in the 19th renewal of the 2017 Big Ten/ACC Challenge with the game taking place on Nov. 28 at McCamish Pavilion. ESPN announced the dates of all 14 contests in the annual inter-conference series Monday in conjunction with the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big Ten Conference. All games will be televised on the ESPN family of networks. Tip times and network assignments will be announced at a later date.
The matchup dates for the 2017 Challenge are as follows:
Monday, Nov. 27Maryland at SyracuseWisconsin at Virginia
Tuesday, Nov. 28 Northwestern at Georgia Tech Louisville at Purdue Florida State at Rutgers Illinois at Wake Forest Iowa at Virginia Tech
Wednesday, Nov. 29 Duke at Indiana Miami at Minnesota Boston College at Nebraska Michigan at North Carolina Penn State at NC State Clemson at Ohio State
Thursday, Nov. 30 Notre Dame at Michigan State
— ACC Men's Basketball (@accmbb) June 26, 2017
This will be the fourth meeting between the Yellow Jackets and the Wildcats in the annual series, and the second one to take place in Atlanta. It is also Tech’s first Big Ten/ACC Challenge game at home since the Jackets defeated Illinois in 2013. Tech is 4-3 in Big Ten/ACC Challenge home games.
The Yellow Jackets are coming off a 21-16 campaign in head coach Josh Pastner’s first season on the Flats, which also saw Tech post an 8-10 ACC record and reach the championship game of the National Invitation Tournament. The Wildcats went 24-12 and 10-8 in the Big Ten last season, reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the program’s history.
Georgia Tech has 10 confirmed dates on its non-conference slate (with two more to schedule), including games against UCLA (Nov. 11 in Shanghai, China), the third game in the four-year series with Tennessee (Dec. 3 at McCamish Pavilion), the final game of the three-game series with Wofford (Dec. 6 in Spartanburg, S.C.) and the annual game against Georgia (Dec. 19 in Athens).
Following the team’s trip to China, the Yellow Jackets will play six straight games at home – Bethune-Cookman (Nov. 19), Texas-Rio Grande Valley (Nov. 22), North Texas (Nov. 24), Northwestern (Nov. 28), Grambling (Dec. 1) and Tennessee. In between the games at Wofford and Georgia, the Jackets host Florida A&M (Dec. 17).
Tech’s ACC schedule features home-and-away contests against Clemson, Notre Dame, Virginia and Wake Forest. The Yellow Jackets also host Duke, Miami, NC State, Syracuse and Virginia Tech, and will travel to Boston College, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina and Pittsburgh. The full slate will be announced in late summer.
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