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Hoosiers to play Wake Forest in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Boilermakers will host Duke, Coach K

Tom Crean and the IU men’s basketball team will travel to Winston-Salem, N.C., to face Wake Forest in the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge this December.\nThe Hoosiers are 3-4 all-time in the Challenge. In 2007, IU edged out Georgia Tech at Assembly Hall, 83-79. Freshman guard Eric Gordon led the Hoosiers with 29 points, and senior forward D.J. White chipped in with 18 points and 14 rebounds in the victory.\nWake Forest, on the other hand, is 7-1 in the made-for-television tournament. It is 4-0 at home and defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes in Iowa City last season, 56-47.\nThe night before the Hoosiers take on the Demon Deacons, Purdue will host Duke. Last year, the Boilermakers lost to Clemson. \n“I think it’s great for our conference,” Purdue coach Matt Painter told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “Duke is a perennial power in college basketball, so it will be a tremendous challenge for our team.”\nThe first game of the tournament will be on Dec. 1 when Virginia Tech hosts Wisconsin. Times for the Challenge will be announced later.\nIn the marquee matchup of the tournament, Michigan State and North Carolina will play on Dec. 3 at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. The other matchups are as follows: Clemson-Illinois, Ohio State-Miami (Fla.), Virginia-Minnesota, Iowa-Boston College, Michigan-Maryland, Florida State-Northwestern and Penn State-Georgia Tech.

-The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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