No. 5 Michigan basketball team gets prime-time ESPN slot vs. No. 6 N.C. State in B1G/ACC Challenge
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The Wolverines, ranked No. 5 in ESPN.com's early preseason poll, will host No. 6 North Carolina State at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
The game will be televised on ESPN as the opening of the network's main Big Ten/ACC doubleheader, with No. 1 Indiana hosting No. 13 North Carolina at 9:30 p.m.
The Wolverines have taken part in 11 of the 13 Big Ten/ACC Challenge events, going 4-7 during that time. Michigan fell at Virginia last season, 70-58.
Michigan and North Carolina State have tangled twice before in the event, but never with respective top 10 ratings. The Wolverines beat the Wolfpack 68-61 at Crisler Center in 2003 and lost 74-67 on the road in 2006.
The full television schedule for this year's event is as follows:
Tuesday, Nov. 27
No. 25 Minnesota at Florida State, ESPN2, 7:15 p.m.
Iowa at Virginia Tech, ESPNU, 7:15 p.m.
No. 6 NC State at No. 5 Michigan, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Nebraska at Wake Forest, ESPNU, 9:15 p.m.
Maryland at Northwestern, ESPN2, 9:15 p.m.
No. 13 North Carolina at No. 1 Indiana, ESPN, 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Virginia at No. 22 Wisconsin, ESPN2, 7 p.m.
Purdue at Clemson, ESPNU, 7:15 p.m.
No. 9 Michigan State at Miami (Fla.), ESPN, 7:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech at Illinois, ESPN2, 9 p.m.
Boston College at Penn State, ESPNU, 9:15 p.m.
No. 8 Ohio State at No. 15 Duke, ESPN, 9:30 p.m.