NIT Season Tip-Off

Big Ten looks to regain bragging rights from ACC in Challenge

Big Ten looks to regain bragging rights from ACC in Challenge

Last year the Big Ten lost the Big Ten-ACC Challenge for the first time since 2008 after five wins and two ties. The 19th edition of the conference showdown starts Monday, and the Big Ten should get back on top.

The Challenge will feature some must-sees (check out Louisville at Purdue, Miami at Minnesota and Notre Dame at Michigan State) as well as some snoozers (anyone care about Boston College at Nebraska?).

Here’s a breakdown of each game:

Monday

Maryland (6-1) at Syracuse (5-0), 6 p.m., ESPN2

Syracuse’s winning streak may hinge on the health of leading scorer Tyus Battle (20 points per game), who injured his back against Toledo. The...

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