Pack to Face Northwestern in Challenge

Raleigh, N.C. - NC State will host Northwestern in the 2013 edition of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge presented by Dick's Sporting Goods. The Wolfpack and Wildcats will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at PNC Arena.

"Obviously we are very excited to play in the challenge, it is one of the marquee early season events each and every year," said NC State head coach Mark Gottfried. "With a new coach, Northwestern will be very different from last year's team. We will be very different ourselves, a young and inexperienced squad. This contest will be another difficult challenge on our non-conference schedule."

NC State and Northwestern will be meeting for the fifth time, and the third all-time matchup in the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Pack previously hosted the Wildcats in the challenge in 2002 (74-47 win) and in 2009 (65-53 loss).

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 12 games of the two-day event matching top college basketball programs playing for conference supremacy and the Commissioners Cup. All 12 games will also be available via WatchESPN.

Times and networks for all games are to be determined.


Tuesday, December 3rd
• Florida State @ Minnesota
• Illinois @ Georgia Tech
• Indiana @ Syracuse
• Michigan @ Duke
• Notre Dame @ Iowa
• Penn State @ Pittsburgh

 Wednesday, December 4th
• Boston College @ Purdue
• Maryland @ Ohio State
• Miami @ Nebraska
• North Carolina @ Michigan State
• Northwestern @ NC State
• Wisconsin @ Virginia

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