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Duke to Face Michigan State at 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 29

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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup with Michigan State has been set for 9:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The game will be televised on ESPN.

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 14 games of the 18th-annual event. All 14 games will also be available via WatchESPN.

Duke is ranked No. 1 in ESPN.com’s early preseason poll for the 2016-17 campaign, while Michigan State is ranked 13th.

Duke owns a 10-2 lead in the series with MSU and has won the last five meetings between the programs. November’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup will be the sixth meeting between the programs since 2010, including two during the 2014-15 season.

The Blue Devils are 15-2 (.882) all-time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, marking both the most wins and best winning percentage of any team in the event. Duke is 3-0 against Michigan State in ACC/Big Ten Challenge games. Duke is also 7-0 in Challenge games at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Following last season’s defeat of Indiana in Durham, Duke is in the midst of a four-game Challenge winning streak.

On the heels of a 25-win season and a Sweet 16 appearance in 2016, Duke welcomes back a veteran core led by graduate student Amile Jefferson, senior Matt Jones and junior All-American Grayson Allen for the 2016-17 campaign. The Blue Devils also add one of the nation’s most heralded recruiting classes to the fold, a group of six headlined by center Marques Bolden, forward Harry Giles, guard Frank Jackson and forward Jayson Tatum.

2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Schedule
Monday, Nov. 28
Minnesota at Florida State (7 p.m. ET, ESPNU)
Wake Forest at Northwestern (9 p.m. ET, ESPNU)

Tuesday, Nov. 29
Pittsburgh at Maryland (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
Georgia Tech at Penn State (7 p.m. ET, ESPNU)
Syracuse at Wisconsin (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Iowa at Notre Dame (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
NC State at Illinois (9 p.m. ET, ESPNU)
Michigan State at Duke (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Wednesday, Nov. 30
Purdue at Louisville (7 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Virginia Tech at Michigan (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
Rutgers at Miami (7 p.m., ESPNU)
North Carolina at Indiana (9 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Ohio State at Virginia (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
Nebraska at Clemson (9 p.m. ET, ESPNU)

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