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IU to play Florida State at home in Big Ten/ACC Challenge


Students cheer on the IU basketball team arriving on the court March 23 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Butler University's Joey Brunk is transferring to IU. Anna Tiplick Buy Photos

For the first time since 1992, IU basketball will face off against Florida State University.

It was announced Thursday morning the two programs will face off as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

IU is 7-11 in the challenge's history while FSU is 9-11 with three straight victories. The Hoosiers have lost their last two games in the challenge, both to Duke University.

The Seminoles had the better season last year as they went 29-8 and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. As for the Hoosiers, they were one of the first four out of the NCAA Tournament with a 19-16 record and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT.

IU is 4-0 all-time against FSU, but this will be the first time Florida State will play in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

The game will take place on Dec. 3 and will be on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU, since all three channels televise all 14 games of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

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