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#FSUWBB Faces Minnesota in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Women’s Basketball team heads to Minnesota in the 2016 Big Ten/ACC Challenge, announced on Wednesday by the ACC. The annual conference challenge that FSU takes part in includes a matchup at the Golden Gophers on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

The Seminoles have an all-time record of 7-2 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, and is currently on a four-game win streak in the annual competition dating back to 2012. FSU joins only Duke as the current set of ACC teams that have seven victories in the challenge.

Included in FSU’s four-game win streak in the challenge is a victory over Iowa at home in 2012 (83-69), a win vs. No. 25 Michigan State at home in 2013 (60-58), a road overtime win at Purdue in 2014 (67-64) and a home victory over Rutgers in 2015 (65-43).

FSU is 1-0 all-time vs. Minnesota, defeating the Golden Gophers 68-56 on Nov. 12, 2011, at the WBI Tipoff Classic in Daytona Beach. Former player Alexa Deluzio led the Seminoles in that contest with 17 points.

This year’s Challenge will mark the 10th straight year of the event that pits two perennial strong conferences against each other. A year ago, the ACC and the Big Ten tied in the Challenge, each winning seven games, to mark the second straight Challenge tie and only third in Challenge history. The ACC owns a 62-46 edge over the Big Ten in Challenge games and six Challenge titles.

The ACC leads the challenge overall 6-0-2. All 14 Big Ten teams and 14 of the 15 ACC teams will participate in the 2016 Challenge. This year’s event will be played in a two-day format beginning on Nov. 30.

The six-game slate on Nov. 30 includes home games for Syracuse (vs. Michigan State), Pittsburgh (vs. Purdue) and Boston College (vs. Penn State), while Notre Dame (at Iowa), Florida State (at Minnesota) and Wake Forest (at Illinois) will be on the road. On Thursday, Dec. 1, NC State (vs. Indiana), Virginia Tech (vs. Nebraska), Louisville (vs. Maryland) and Georgia Tech (vs. Michigan) will host Big Ten opponents, and Duke (at Rutgers), North Carolina (at Wisconsin), Virginia (at Northwestern) and Miami (at Ohio State) visit their inter-conference foes.

The ACC and the Big Ten have long been among the most competitive conferences on the women’s basketball scene. Since 1982, current members of the ACC (21) and the Big Ten (14) have combined for 35 berths in the Final Four and have combined for 430 total appearances in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship.

Game times, as well as television coverage, will be announced at a later date.

Florida State Women’s Basketball season tickets are on sale now on Seminoles.com or by calling 1-888-FSU-GAME.

#FSUWBB Faces Minnesota in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

 

2016 Big Ten/ACC Challenge Schedule

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Michigan State at Syracuse

Notre Dame at Iowa

Florida State at Minnesota

Purdue at Pittsburgh

Wake Forest at Illinois

Penn State at Boston College

Thursday, Dec. 1

Indiana at NC State

Nebraska at Virginia Tech

Duke at Rutgers

Maryland at Louisville

North Carolina at Wisconsin

Michigan at Georgia Tech

Virginia at Northwestern

Miami at Ohio State

CHALLENGE HISTORY
Overall record: ACC 62, Big Ten 46

ACC leads the Challenge: 6-0-2

2015 Challenge Results – ACC 7, Big Ten 7

No. 15/16 Northwestern 85, at North Carolina 72 (D2)

at Indiana 69, Georgia Tech 60 (D2)

at RV/RV Miami 73, Illinois 64 (D2)

at No. 3/3 Notre Dame 75, No. 10/12 Ohio State 72 (D2)

RV/24 Iowa 85, at  Virginia 73 (D2)

Wisconsin 64, at -/RV Wake Forest 51 (D2)

at No. 5/5 Maryland 82, No. 20/25 Syracuse 64 (D2)

Boston College 58, at RV/RV Purdue 56 (D3)

at No. 14/13 Duke 84, Minnesota 64 (D3)

at No. 13/14 Florida State 65, Rutgers 43 (D3)

Louisville 85, at No. 19/20 Michigan State 78 (D3)

at RV/RV Nebraska 88, RV/RV NC State 67 (D3)

at Michigan 82, Pittsburgh 45 (D3)

Virginia Tech 64, at Penn State 59(D3)

2014 Challenge Results – ACC 7, Big Ten 7
Florida State 67, Purdue 64 (OT) (D3)
Pittsburgh 78,  Ohio St. 74 (D3)
Michigan 83, Wake Forest 69 (D3)
Indiana 76, Boston College 67 (D3)
Notre Dame 92, No. 15/10 Maryland 72 (D3)
Minnesota 60, NC State 55 (D3)
Nebraska 60, Duke 54 (D3)
Illinois 86, Virginia 63 (D3)
North Carolina 96, Rutgers 93 (2OT) (D4)
Michigan State 79, Georgia Tech 73 (OT) (D4)
Syracuse 61, Penn State 39 (D4)
Louisville 86, Iowa 52 (D4)
Northwestern 70, Virginia Tech 45 (D4)
Miami 66, Wisconsin 54 (D4)

 2013 Challenge Results – ACC 7, Big Ten 5
North Carolina 75, Nebraska 62 (D4)
Maryland 67, Ohio State 55 (D4)
Georgia Tech 93, Illinois 69 (D4)
Florida State 60, Michigan State 58 (D4)
Notre Dame 77, Penn State 67 (D4)
Indiana 77, Virginia Tech 65 (D4)
Wisconsin 74, Boston College 59 (D5)
Duke 99, Purdue 78 (D5)
NC State 76, Northwestern 61 (D5)
Iowa 97, Syracuse 91 (D5)
Minnesota 74, Miami 67 (D5)
Michigan 73, Virginia 53 (D5)

2012 Challenge Results – ACC 7, Big Ten 5
North Carolina 57, Ohio State 54 (N28)
Florida State 83, Iowa 69 (N28)
Virginia Tech 47, Wisconsin 38 (N28)
Duke 71, Michigan 54 (N28)
Maryland 90, Nebraska 71 (N28)
Purdue 85, Georgia Tech 73 (N28)
Indiana 52, Clemson 49 (N28)
Northwestern 67, Boston College 63 (N28)
Miami 69, Penn State 65 (N29)
Michigan State 68, NC State 51 (N29)
Virginia 90, Minnesota 68 (N29)
Illinois 95, Wake Forest 82 (N29)

2011 Challenge Results – ACC 6, Big Ten 6
Iowa 58, Virginia Tech 47 (N30)
Maryland 74, Michigan 65 (N30)
Georgia Tech 73, Nebraska 57 (N30)
Northwestern 76, NC State 59 (N30)
Ohio State 78, Florida State 75, OT (N30)
Penn State 103, North Carolina 84 (N30)
Wisconsin 58, Boston College 50 (N30)
Illinois 61, Clemson 50 (D1)
Virginia 65, Indiana 49 (D1)
Miami 76, Michigan State 60 (D1)
Wake Forest 82, Minnesota 65 (D1)
Duke 64, Purdue 53 (D1)

2010 Challenge Results – ACC 6, Big Ten 5
Michigan 91, Wake Forest 58 (D1)
Michigan State 72, Florida State 64 (D1)
Georgia Tech 67, Northwestern 63 (D1)
NC State 73, Illinois 57 (D1)
Maryland 56, Purdue 55 (D2)
Ohio State 74, Virginia 46 (D2)
North Carolina 79, Iowa 67 (D2)
Boston College 113, Penn State 104 (OT) (D2)
Indiana 65, Clemson 51 (D2)
Minnesota 63, Virginia Tech 58 (D2)
Duke 59, Wisconsin 51 (D2)

2009 Challenge Results – ACC 7, Big Ten 4
Georgia Tech 64, Penn State 60 (D2)
Illinois 65, Wake Forest 50 (D2)
Boston College 72, Iowa 67 (D2)
Florida State 82, Indiana 74 (D3)
Duke 83, Ohio State 67 (D3)
Maryland 66, Minnesota 45 (D3)
Wisconsin 53, NC State 48 (D3)
Virginia 56, Purdue 49 (D3)
Michigan 71, Virginia Tech 51 (D3)
Clemson 69, Northwestern 68 (D3)
Michigan State 72, North Carolina 66 (D3)

2008 Challenge Results – ACC 7, Big Ten 4
Georgia Tech 70, Michigan State 57 (D3)
Florida State 73, Penn State 60 (D3)
North Carolina 72, Ohio State 63 (D3)
Maryland 70, Purdue 59 (D4)
Duke 71, Iowa 47 (D4)
Clemson 78, Northwestern 75 (ot) (D4)
Minnesota 80, Boston College 60 (D4)
Wisconsin 61, Virginia Tech 52 (D4)
Virginia 63, Illinois 39 (D4)
Michigan 63, NC State 52 (D5)
Indiana 69, Miami 54 (D5)

2007 Challenge Results – ACC 8, Big Ten 3
Michigan 65, Miami 50 (N19)
Wake Forest 60, Northwestern 45 (N28)
Georgia Tech 76, Iowa 57 (N28)
North Carolina 90, Purdue 72 (N29)
NC State 61, Illinois 47 (N29)
Michigan State 68, Clemson 51 (N29)
Maryland 77, Ohio State 53 (N30)
Virginia Tech 68, Minnesota 62 (N30)
Virginia 84, Wisconsin 60 (N30)
Florida State 85, Indiana 78 (N30)
Penn State 86, Duke 84 (D2)

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