May 8, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue men's basketball team will host Boston College on Wednesday, Dec. 4, as part of the 15th-annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge presented by Dick's Sporting Goods. ESPN announced the lineup on Wednesday in a joint release with both conferences.
The Boilermakers won at Clemson in last year's event to bring their Challenge winning streak to four games and even their all-time Challenge record at 6-6. The Big Ten claimed its fourth-consecutive Commissioner's Cup in 2012 by way of a 6-6 tie.
Purdue has won both previous meetings with Boston College, each coming on a neutral floor. The Boilers scored an 82-54 win in Honolulu on Dec. 28, 1978, and claimed a 71-64 victory at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 26, 2008, behind a 19-point effort from then-sophomore E'Twaun Moore.
Game times and ESPN platform designation will be determined and announced at a later date. ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 12 games of the two-day event, with all games also set to be available via WatchESPN.
The Boilermakers return four starters and four of their top five scorers from a year ago. Led by rising seniors Terone Johnson and Travis Carroll, Purdue will welcome three true freshmen to campus to join a talented young core that includes 2013 Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection A.J. Hammons and starters Rapheal Davis and Ronnie Johnson.
2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Tuesday, Dec. 3
Florida State at Minnesota
Illinois at Georgia Tech
Indiana at Syracuse
Michigan at Duke
Notre Dame at Iowa
Penn State at Pittsburgh
Wednesday, Dec. 4
Boston College at Purdue
Maryland at Ohio State
Miami at Nebraska
North Carolina at Michigan State
Northwestern at North Carolina State
Wisconsin at Virginia