MBB to Host Purdue in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s basketball team will play Purdue at the Watsco Center in the 2020 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, as announced Friday morning.

The Hurricanes are set to meet the Boilermakers Dec. 8. The game time and TV designation will be announced at a later point.

Purdue logged a 16-15 (9-11 B1G) record in 2019-20 and ended the season ranked top-25 by KenPom.com. The Boilermakers have participated in each of the past five NCAA Tournaments, including reaching the Elite Eight in 2019.

Miami is 0-3 all-time against Purdue, but has never before hosted the Boilermakers. The last meeting came Nov. 27, 2011, when the Hurricanes dropped a 76-65 road decision in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge during head coach Jim Larrañaga’s first season.

The Hurricanes own a 7-6 all-time record in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, including a 4-2 home ledger. Miami sports a 6-3 mark under Larrañaga and is 5-1 in the past six years.

Since the inauguration of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in in 1999, the ACC is 12-6-3 and has an overall record of 133-106.

2020 ACC/BIG TEN CHALLENGE SCHEDULE
Boston College at Minnesota (Dec. 8)
Illinois at Duke (Dec. 8)
Louisville at Wisconsin (Dec. 9)
North Carolina at Iowa (Dec. 8)
Ohio State at Notre Dame (Dec. 8)
Penn State at Virginia Tech (Dec. 8)
Purdue at Miami (Dec. 8)
Syracuse at Rutgers (Dec. 8)
Georgia Tech at Nebraska (Dec. 9)
Indiana at Florida State (Dec. 9)
Maryland at Clemson (Dec. 9)
Michigan State at Virginia (Dec. 9)
NC State at Michigan (Dec. 9)
Pittsburgh at Northwestern (Dec. 9)

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