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It’s once again time for the ACC/ Big Ten Challenge. This event started in 1999 and the ACC won the first 10 challenges but the Big Ten is on a roll winning the last 3 challenges. Check out my previews and predictions of NC State at Michigan and Maryland at Northwestern. North Carolina State Coach: Matt Gottfried (1 season at NC State 24-13) Overall 303-167, 15 years 2011-12: Record 24-13 overall, 9-7 in ACC (Tie 4th) Starters Returning (4) Richard Howell, Lorenzo Brown, C.J. Leslie, Scott Wood Preseason Tournament: Puerto Rico, Jimmy V Classic Top Non-Conference Games: vs. Michigan, vs. Stanford Transfer Out: Deshawn Painter (Old Dominion), Tyler Harris , Jaqawn Raymond (Middle Tennessee State) Transfer In : Ralston Turner (LSU) Sat Out: Jordan Vandenberg (redshirt) The Wolfpack really came on late in the season late year and the program’s future under Mark Gottfried looks very bright. The Wolfpack lost to runner up Kansas by 3 points in the Sweet 16. The reason there is plenty of...

Alex Len Won’t Be A Terp For Long

I’ve been excited about the 2012-13 version of Alex Len since he outclassed Kentucky’s bigs in the season opener, and I knew (via Draft Express and he’s shaping up to be a Lottery pick, but look at what Chad Ford wrote in today’s chat: Eric (Maryland) Where is Alex Len’s stock right now? Has to be climbing towards that top 7-10 range no? Chad Ford...

Draft Watch: Len, Poythress rise, McAdoo slips

With the college basketball season now a few weeks old, evaluating draft prospects can actually get going in earnest.  Every team has played at a couple of games, most have played more.  Before the season started, both Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress and Chad Ford of ESPN both had, in some order, Nerlens Noel of Kentucky, Cody Zeller of Indiana, Shabazz Muhammed of UCLA, James...

Game Notes: Maryland @ Northwestern

Maryland at Northwestern Date 11/27/2012 9:15:00 PMLive StatsCheck At Gametime.TV ESPN2 Team Stats Embed This Chart On Your WebsitePence's Quick Thoughts It's hard to even consider this part of the challenge.  Looking at you Maryland. ***** Find the shooting touch: Maryland leads the ACC in blocked shots and rebounding margin, but the Terrapins are tied for 10th...

ACC/Big Ten Challenge Previews and Predictions

2012 marks the 14th season of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, and after losing the event’s first 10 matchups, the Big Ten is looking to make it four straight victories this year.  And while the Big Ten is widely regarded as the nation’s best conference this season, the ACC boasts three teams in the most recent AP Top 25, including Duke who has compiled the country’s best resume...

Can the ACC reclaim the Commissioner’s Cup and Snap the Big Ten’s recent run?

ACC/Big Ten Challenge By Gus Elvin Always one of the better early season college basketball events, the annual ACC/Big Ten challenge matches up the 12 teams from the ACC with the 12 teams of the Big Ten in a 2 day series for conference bragging rights. For a longtime this event was dominated by the ACC, who after winning the first 10 challenges have now dropped the last 3. The Big...
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