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UPDATE: Wisconsin to host Syracuse in 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin men’s basketball team learned Tuesday that it will host Syracuse at the Kohl Center as part of the 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Badgers and the Orange are scheduled to square off in Madison on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

The bout between No. 9 Wisconsin and No. 17 Syracuse is one of three matchups between ranked teams according to ESPN.com's way-too-early preseason top 25 rankings.

This will mark the first-ever meeting in Madison between Wisconsin and Syracuse. It goes down as just the fifth all-time matchup between the Badgers and the Orange, who faced each other last season in Syracuse, New York, as part of the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

When the two faced off in last year’s Challenge, the Badgers came out on top with a thrilling 66-58 overtime victory. It marked UW’s second-ever road game at the Carrier Dome and first since 1999. Wisconsin would go on to reach the Sweet 16 last season while Syracuse advanced to the 2016 Final Four.

The Badgers will host a pair of 2016 Final Four teams in 2016-17 as Oklahoma will also visit the Kohl Center next season.

Wisconsin and Syracuse are tied 2-2 in their all-time series.

With an 8-9 all-time record in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Wisconsin is one of only three Big Ten teams with at least eight wins during the Challenge, joined by Minnesota (9-8) and Purdue (9-6).

Syracuse, which recently joined the ACC, owns a 1-2 all-time record in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

The Big Ten is unbeaten in the last seven Big Ten/ACC Challenges, having won five challenges – including the last two – and tied in two. After winning the first 10 challenges, the ACC owns a 10-5-2 mark since the inception of the series in 1999.


Monday, Nov. 28

Minnesota @ Florida State

Wake Forest @ Northwestern

Tuesday, Nov. 29

#17 Syracuse @ #9 Wisconsin

#13 Michigan State @ #1 Duke

Pittsburgh @ No. 14 Maryland

Iowa @ Notre Dame

Georgia Tech @ Penn State

North Carolina State @ Illinois 

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Ohio State @ #5 Louisville

#6 North Carolina @ #8 Indiana

#16 Purdue @ Virginia

Virginia Tech @ Michigan

Rutgers @ Miami, FL

Nebraska @ Clemson

team rankings from ESPN.com way-too-early preseason top 25 rankings


MADISON (WKOW) -- According to a report by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, the Wisconsin men's basketball team will host Syracuse in the upcoming ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Badgers traveled to face Syracuse in the 2015 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, a game that Wisconsin won 66-58.

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