This is Amelia Rayno's third season on the Gophers men's basketball beat. She learned college basketball in North Carolina (Go Tar Heels!), where fanhood is not an option. In 2010, she joined the Star Tribune after graduating from Boston's Emerson College, which sadly had no exciting D-I college hoops to latch onto. Amelia has also worked on the sports desk at the Boston Globe and interned at the Detroit News.

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Gophers to play Florida State at home in Big Ten-ACC Challenge

Posted by: Amelia Rayno under College basketball Updated: May 8, 2013 - 1:29 PM

The Gophers will play Florida State for a second consecutive season in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, the conferences announced on Wednesday.

This game is Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Williams Arena. Last year, the Gophers defeated FSU, 77-68 in Tallahassee. The Seminoles lose the two leading scorers from that game -- Michael Snaer and Terrance Shannon -- but return their other three starters. The two schools have met four times overall.

Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse join this year's challenge after becoming members of the ACC after last season. That means three ACC teams are left out in 2013-14: Clemson, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

Here is the full schedule:

Tues., Dec. 3

FSU at Gophers
Indiana at Syracuse
Michigan at Duke
Notre Dame at Iowa
Penn State at Pittsburgh
Illinois at Georgia Tech

Wed., Dec. 4

North Carolina at Michigan State
Maryland at Ohio State
Miami at Nebraska
Wisconsin at Virginia
Boston College at Purdue
Northwestern at NC State





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