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College basketball: Syracuse faces Michigan in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

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Syracuse will meet Michigan in a rematch of a 2013 Final Four game in the 16th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The game, to be played in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Dec. 2, will be televised by ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. Game times will be determined in August.

Michigan defeated SU 61-56 in the 2013 national semifinals in Atlanta. The Orange beat Indiana 69-52 at home in this past season’s challenge.

The Big Ten/ACC Challenge expands to 14 games this season. All 14 teams in the Big Ten and 14 of the 15 squads in the ACC will participate.

The ACC and Big 10 have split the past two events, winning six games each in 2012 and 2013. The ACC won the first 10 challenges (1999-2008), while the Big Ten won the next three (2009-11).

The complete schedule follows: Dec. 1, Nebraska at Florida State, Rutgers at Clemson.

Dec. 2, Syracuse at Michigan, Ohio State at Louisville, Pittsburgh at Indiana, North Carolina State at Purdue, Illinois at Miami, Minnesota at Wake Forest.

Dec. 3, Duke at Wisconsin, Michigan State at Notre Dame, Iowa at North Carolina, Virginia at Maryland, Georgia Tech at Northwestern, Virginia Tech at Penn State.

Boston College is the only ACC team not participating.

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