SportsNation Blog Archives Virginia Cavaliers
For the majority of its existence, the ACC/Big Ten Challenge has been dominated by the ACC. The conference has a 10-1 record in the challenge, its loss coming in 2009. That loss could have be a sign of things to come -- our experts picked the Big Ten to prevail -- but that was before last night's stunner of a game, however, with Virginia knocking off Minnesota 87-79 in the challenge opener. Fortunately for the Big Ten, it has its own powerhouse team in the form of Michigan State taking on top-ranked Duke in the series finale. The whole slate of games is being broadcast across ESPN's family of networks, so make sure to tune in.