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Indiana to host UNC in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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The defending Big Ten champions will host the ACC titleholders.

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Jon Rothstein of CBSSports broke the news this evening that Indiana and UNC will face off in Assembly Hall this fall, in a rematch of last season's Sweet 16 game.

As you probably recall, the Hoosiers were blown out in that Sweet 16 game, against a UNC team that couldn't miss a shot that night. The Tar Heels would later go on to reach the final, where they lost to Villanova on a last-second three-pointer. However, IU will face a different Tar Heels team than the one they saw in Philly. From that team, star players Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige will be gone. Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks both tested the NBA Draft waters, but both will be coming back to Chapel Hill next season.

This game is a feather in IU's cap of an already loaded non-conference schedule, which also includes games against Kansas, Butler, and Louisville.

The last time IU and UNC faced off in the ACC/B1G challenge was four years ago, also in Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers lived up to their #1 ranking at the time, running UNC out of the gym by the score of 83-59.