ACC/Big Ten Challenge Predictions

#1
Michigan
14 games. Who ya got?

Monday, Dec. 2
Miami at Illinois | 6 p.m. | ESPN2
Clemson at Minnesota | 8 p.m. | ESPN2

Tuesday, Dec. 3
Iowa at Syracuse | 6 p.m. | ESPN2
Northwestern at Boston College | 6 p.m. | ESPNU
Michigan at Louisville | 6:30 p.m. | ESPN
Florida State at Indiana | 8 p.m. | ESPN2
Rutgers at Pitt | 8 p.m. | ESPNU
Duke at Michigan State | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN

Wednesday, Dec. 4
Notre Dame at Maryland | 6:15 p.m. | ESPN3
Virginia at Purdue | 6:15 p.m. | ESPN/2
Nebraska at Georgia Tech | 6:15 p.m. | ESPNU
Wisconsin at N.C. State | 8:15 p.m. | ESPN2
Wake Forest at Penn State | 8:15 p.m. | ESPNU
Ohio State at North Carolina | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN

All times CT
 
#2
#4
#8
Rockford, IL
7-7, Rutgers winning at Pitt. Ohio State
has a chance at NC. They could tip the scale
our way.
 
#9
#10
Monday, Dec. 2, a good start
Miami at Illinois | 6 p.m. | ESPN2 Illini
Clemson at Minnesota | 8 p.m. | ESPN2 Minny

Tuesday, Dec. 3, the bad day
Iowa at Syracuse | 6 p.m. | ESPN2 'Cuse
Northwestern at Boston College | 6 p.m. | ESPNU BC
Michigan at Louisville | 6:30 p.m. | ESPN Louisville
Florida State at Indiana | 8 p.m. | ESPN2 FSU
Rutgers at Pitt | 8 p.m. | ESPNU Pitt
Duke at Michigan State | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN MSU

Wednesday, Dec. 4, the B1G roars back
Notre Dame at Maryland | 6:15 p.m. | ESPN3 Maryland
Virginia at Purdue | 6:15 p.m. | ESPN/2 Purdue
Nebraska at Georgia Tech | 6:15 p.m. | ESPNU GTech
Wisconsin at N.C. State | 8:15 p.m. | ESPN2 Wiscy
Wake Forest at Penn State | 8:15 p.m. | ESPNU PSU
Ohio State at North Carolina | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN tOSU

Winners in Orange (of course).
B1G 8,
ACC 6
 
#16
Monday, Dec. 2
Miami at Illinois | B10
Clemson at Minnesota | ACC

Tuesday, Dec. 3
Iowa at Syracuse | ACC
Northwestern at Boston College | ACC
Michigan at Louisville | 6:30 p.m. | ACC
Florida State at Indiana | 8 p.m. | ACC
Rutgers at Pitt | 8 p.m. | ACC
Duke at Michigan State | ACC

Wednesday, Dec. 4
Notre Dame at Maryland | B10
Virginia at Purdue | B10
Nebraska at Georgia Tech | ACC
Wisconsin at N.C. State | ACC
Wake Forest at Penn State | B10
Ohio State at North Carolina | ACC

I’m hoping I’m wrong about a few of these.
 
#17
Michigan beat UNC and Iowa beat Texas Tech , yesterday. So, Mich. is obviously a pretty good team and Bohanon got 20 for Iowa. It appears Bo is ready to play which will greatly inprove, Iowa.
 
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#18
Bonnaroo Land
Mich v L'ville will be the marquee game. Should be a top 5 matchup.
 
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#21
Will be interesting to see - SU is not good - but the zone throws teams off
I was looking at their roster the other day. Lots of guys 6’3-6’5 and lots of guys 6’10 and up. Not a lot in what has been in their money range of 6’7-6’9 interchangeable athletes. I was kind of surprised by that. Obviously if those 6’10 plus guys can play like those 6’7 guys (particularly offensively) but be taller versions you make that trade all day. If they can’t and you gotta play more of those 6’5 guys the zone is smaller and less intimidating/effective.

As for Iowa, they have shot the lights out vs us in recent years. I have not seen them this year, but if they still have the same level of shooters they might be licking their chops. But that 2-3 might be the best 2-3 in basketball history, particularly for how well they defend the high post AND cover 3s. Should be a great strength on strength matchup.