Found November 30, 2011 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
ACCBig Ten Challenge, Wednesday, Nov. 30Indiana (6-0) at N.C. State (5-1)When: 7:15 p.m. Where: Raleigh, NC, RBC Center (19,700) Fast break: The Hoosiers are finally beginning to take off under Tom Crean after a few struggling seasons. Cody Zeller is a big-time player inside, though hes just a freshman. IU is coming off a 16-point win over Butler. The Wolfpack has lost to Vanderbilt and beaten Texas on a neutral floor. State is definitely better than in the past few seasons, but is still learning new coach Mark Gottfrieds preferred approach. The atmosphere should be wild, which will benefit the home team, which will play well off of the fans energy. Forecast: N.C. State, 76-71. Penn State (5-2) at Boston College (2-4)When: 7:15 p.m. Where: Chestnut Hill, MA, Conte Forum (8,600) Fast break: Perfect matchup, as these are clearly the worst clubs in their respective conferences. PSU was blown out by 38 by Kentucky and by 18 to St. Joes, but its still better than the youngest team in the nation, which is BC. Forecast: Penn State, 65-57. Florida State (5-2) at Michigan State (4-2)When: 7:30 p.m. Where: East Lansing, MI, Breslin Center (14,797) Fast break: FSU has lost consecutive games to a good Harvard club and in overtime to UConn, and at times the Seminoles have struggled on offense without point guard Ian Miller. No teams defend quite like the Noles, whose long arms and quick feet should give MSU trouble. The Spartans have already lost to UNC and Duke, and FSU is projected as the ACCs third best team, so this game will be personal for Tom Izzos club. Expect their best effort and to win the game with grit and hard work. Forecast: Michigan State, 62-56. Virginia Tech (5-1) at Minnesota (6-1) When: 9:15 p.m. Where: Minneapolis, MN, Williams Arena (14,100) Fast break: Seth Greenbergs team has a wonderful opportunity to grab a victory that could help put it over the NCAA hump in March. The Hokies have already beaten Oklahoma State on a neutral floor. Techs guard play is its strength, and if Erick Green and Dorenzo Hudson to their thing, the Hokies have a great chance. The Golden Gophers are well coached and make sound decisions. They are coming off a 16-point loss to Dayton on a neutral floor, but expect a terrific effort with an ACC team in town. Tech is young, but its guard play might be the difference in a slight upset. Forecast: VT, 68-64. Wake Forest (4-2) at Nebraska (4-1)When: 9:15 p.m. Where: Lincoln, NE, Devaney Center (13,595) Fast break: Both programs are rebuilding, and each has a decent win thus far. Wake is coming off a victory over Texas Tech while Nebraska has beaten Southern Cal and Rhode Island, but its loss was to Oregon. Wake might be more athletic but the Huskers are at home. That will matter. Forecast: Nebraska, 77-70. Wisconsin (6-0) at North Carolina (5-1)When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Chapel Hill, NC, Smith Center (22,000) Fast break: Huge game for both clubs. It gives Wisconsin a chance to make a major national statement, while Carolina must find itself after falling in its last game at UNLV. The Badgers are well coached, shoot really well from the perimeter, will challenge UNC with its use of spacing, and because it wont beat itself. UNC should play with fire and focus, and the Tar Heels need to take this challenge personally. Not only do they have a really good team in town, but the kind of club it has struggled with in recent years. Carolina has more talent, is as well coached, has depth, will have the frenzied home crowd, and should play with a purpose. Forecast: UNC, 82-73. Andrew Jones record 59-10

Ryan profiles Cody Zeller in ESPN The Magazine

ESPN The Magazine: Leap of Faith Last October, not even a visionary could have seen with certainty that Zeller would end up in a Hoosiers uniform. Recruiting analysts speculated that the Washington, Ind., native would sign with North Carolina to play alongside his brother Tyler, who was a junior there at the time. Or maybe he’d play in Indianapolis, where Butler was coming off...

Parents wear combo shirts for sons' games

Tyler Zeller and Cody Zeller play in the ACC and Big Ten, respectively. As we all know, Tyler is a senior forward for the powerhouse North Carolina Tarheels. The lesser known younger brother, Cody, is a freshman at Indiana. The ACC-Big Ten challenge gave the Zeller brothers’ parents a chance to watch both of their [...]

HD Video: Hulls, Watford and Zeller on win at N.C. State

Watch and listen to the postgame comments of Christian Watford, Cody Zeller and Jordan Hulls following Indiana’s 86-75 win at N.C. State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in the embedded media player below:

Notebook: Hoosiers rebound for win in second half

Heading into IU’s matchup against North Carolina State, the obvious question mark was rebounding. For the first time this season, Cody Zeller would face a front line with a considerable size advantage in terms of weight and strength. After one half on Wednesday night – behind tough inside play from Wolfpack forwards Richard Howell, Scoot Wood and center DeShawn Painter – it...

Zellers will juggle between Cody, Tyler on Wednesday

College Basketball Nation: Zeller parents challenged in ACC/Big Ten As timing would have it, freshman Cody’s Indiana Hoosiers will face NC State in Raleigh, N.C. at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. About 2 hours, 15 minutes later, senior Tyler’s fifth-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels will tip off against seventh-ranked Wisconsin in Chapel Hill, N...

The Minute After: N.C. State

Thoughts on an 86-75 win over N.C. State: Christian Watford and Verdell Jones were dribbling into traffic and turning the ball over. C.J. Leslie was blocking Cody Zeller. The Hoosiers were failing to get the free-throw line and ball movement had disappeared. You could feel it slipping away as Tom Crean called timeout with his Hoosiers facing a seven-point deficit at the 7:43 mark...

Ethridge column: Can these Hoosiers pass the ACCs?

The Indiana University basketball team is off to a 6-0 start for the second consecutive season.

FINAL: Indiana 86, NC State 75

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Jordan Hulls scored 20 points to lead four Indiana players in double figures as the Hoosiers knocked off NC State 86-75 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Tuesday Tidbits

November 29, 2011 NC STATE BASKETBALL Hoosiers Visit Pack For The ACC-Big Ten Challenge NC STATE-INDIANA, THE SERIES: This will be the third meeting ever between the two programs and the first since 1968. The Hoosiers have won the previous two contests with the Wolfpack. Indiana won the first game 101-97 at Reynolds Coliseum [...]

NCAA hoops odds preview - Indiana vs. North Carolina State

Nov 30, 7:15 PM | RBC Center Indiana Hoosiers vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds 6-0TEAM RECORD5-1 RBC Center will host Wolfpack vs. Hoosiers action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action. North Carolina State will face the 6-0 Hoosiers, who own a 3-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wolfpack are 3-2 favoring the UNDER so...

Podcast on the Brink: Episode 4

Much like Indiana basketball, Podcast on the Brink is back. Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein (who was at last night’s game) discuss IU’s 86-75 victory over NC State as well as the Hoosiers’ surprising 7-0 start this season. The two also talk about Indiana’s tournament chances, fans’ reaction to the win, the curious tale of Christian Watford and what it was like to cover...

Hoosiers Crush Butler, IU 6-0 while Bulldogs Rebuilding

The sixth victim for the Indiana Hoosiers this season is a much more impressive name than the first five. That’s right, IU college basketball is 6-0 this young season; although they beat all nobodies in their first five. Last night Will Sheehey scored a career-high 21 points and Cody Zeller added 16 as Indiana crushed in-state rival Butler 75-59 in the title game of the Hoosier...

M. Basketball. Indiana Tops NC State, 86-75

Jordan Hulls scored 20 points and hit a momentum-shifting 3-pointer in the final 2 minutes of Indiana's 86-75 victory over North Carolina State on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
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