This week two of the better basketball conferences in the nation will meet in the Big 10/ACC Challenge. The Big Ten has won the last 3 challenges as the conference has slowly but surely become the elite group across the nation.
This year’s challenge features some solid matchups. Here they are with who I think wins each game:
Minnesota @ Florida State – FSU wins
#9 North Carolina @ #1 Indiana – IU wins
#16 North Carolina State @ #4 Michigan – Michigan wins
Maryland @ Northwestern – Northwestern wins
Iowa @ Virginia Tech – Va Tech wins
Nebraska @ Wake Forest – Wake wins
Purdue @ Clemson – Purdue wins
#3 Ohio State @ #5 Duke – OSU wins
Georgia Tech @ Illinois – Ga Tech wins
#15 Michigan State @ Miami – MSU wins
Boston College @ Penn State – BC wins
Virginia @ Wisconsin – Wiscy wins
The UNC v. Indiana, NC State v. Michigan, and OSU v. Duke matchups are some truly spectacular pairings.
With the Big Ten boasting 3 teams in the nation’s top 4, the ACC is going to be looking to put itself back in the conversation as the best conference in college hoops. I have the Big Ten winning 7 of the 12 matchups to snag their 4th straight challenge victory.