The Gophers will play at Florida State on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in this fall’s 14th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge according to a press release made available today.
It will be the fourth meeting between Minnesota (ranked No. 25 in ESPN’s preseason poll) the Seminoles, who finished 25-10 last season, including 12-4 in the ACC, and were ranked No. 15 postseason but are not ranked in ESPN’s preseason poll.
Other highlights of the challenge are No. 13 North Carolina at No. 1 Indiana, No. 6 NC State at No. 5 Michigan and No. 8 Ohio State at No. 15 Duke. The ACC and Big Ten sent a combined 11 teams to the NCAA tournament last year: Duke, Florida State, UNC, NC State, Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin.
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