UVA basketball to play at Purdue in B1G/ACC Challenge
Defending NCAA champion Virginia will play at Purdue in the 21st B1G/ACC Challenge on Wednesday, Dec. 4. 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 2019 Challenge. Virginia Tech will not play in the 2019 event.
The Cavaliers and Boilermakers meet in a rematch of last season’s epic NCAA Elite Eight contest, which UVA won 80-75 in overtime.
Virginia and Purdue battle for the third time in the Challenge and fourth time overall. Virginia defeated the Boilermakers 98-79 in the 2000 Challenge at University Hall in Charlottesville, while Purdue beat the Cavaliers 61-59 in the 2006 Challenge at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind.
UVA has a 13-6 record, including a five-game winning streak, in the Challenge. UVA defeated former ACC rival Maryland 76-71 in last season’s Challenge. The Cavaliers have defeated Maryland (2014 and 2018), Wisconsin (2017) and Ohio State (2015 and 2016) during their five-game Challenge winning streak. The Cavaliers have won eight of their last nine Challenge games and Virginia is 6-4 all-time on the road in the event.
In 2018-19, Virginia captured its first NCAA National Championship, claimed a share of its ninth ACC regular-season title and won a school-record 35 games. Purdue advanced to its fifth NCAA Elite Eight and posted a 26-10 record under NABC Coach of the Year Matt Painter.
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 and Big Ten each tallied seven wins in last year’s Challenge. The ACC took home the Commissioner’s Cup with 11 wins in 2017 and nine wins in 2016. The Big Ten won eight of the 14 matchups in 2014 and 2015, while 2012 and 2013 were also ties. Since the event’s inception, the ACC has won 12 Challenges, while the Big Ten has won five.
Clemson at Minnesota
Miami at Illinois
Northwestern at Boston College
Duke at Michigan State
Florida State at Indiana
Michigan at Louisville
Rutgers at Pitt
Iowa at Syracuse
Virginia at Purdue
Nebraska at Georgia Tech
Ohio State at North Carolina
Wisconsin at NC State
Notre Dame at Maryland
Wake Forest at Penn State