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2012-13 Illinois Schedule: Illini To Face Georgia Tech In ACC / Big Ten Challenge

The Illiniois Fighting Illini will square off against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets for a first-ever meeting in the 2012 ACC / Big Ten Challenge.

Mar 29, 2012; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini new head coach John Groce at a press conference announcing his hire at Assembly Hall.   Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 29, 2012; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini new head coach John Groce at a press conference announcing his hire at Assembly Hall. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-US PRESSWIRE

The latest news out of the NCAA is that the Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team has learned their matchup for the 2012 ACC / Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods. According to ESPN, the Illini will play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets for the first Illini-Georgia Tech pairing in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge.

The Illini finished the 2011-12 NCAA season with a disappointing 17-15 record, which led to the firing of head coach Bruce Weber and hiring of John Groce. The Yellow Jackets, meanwhile, finished with an 11-20 record under first year head coach Brian Gregory, their second straight losing season.

Here is a look at the full schedule of matchups:

Date Game
Tue, Nov 27 No. 13 North Carolina at No. 1 Indiana
No. 6 NC State at No. 5 Michigan
No. 25 Minnesota at Florida State
Maryland at Northwestern
Iowa at Virginia Tech
Nebraska at Wake Forest
Wed, Nov 28 No. 8 Ohio State at No. 15 Duke
Virginia at No. 22 Wisconsin
No. 9 Michigan State at Miami
Purdue at Clemson
Georgia Tech at Illinois
Boston College at Penn State

For more info and updates on the upcoming 2012-2013 NCAA Season, drop by the SB Nation college basketball news hub. And keep up to date on the Northwestern Wildcats at the Wildcats blog Sippin' On Purple.