UW MBB: Wisconsin to play Virginia in 2017 Big Ten/ACC Challenge

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Wisconsin will travel to Virginia as part of the 2017 Big Ten/ACC Challenge, as announced on Thursday.

Notables:

  • · The Badgers and Cavaliers will battle in a rematch of a home-and-home Challenge series in which UVA won at the Kohl Center in 2012 and UW claimed a win in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2013.
  • · Wisconsin has appeared in each of the 18 Big Ten/ACC Challenges, sporting a 9-9 all-time record and owning the second-best win percentage among Big Ten teams.
  • · The Badgers have won their last two Challenge outings, winning at Syracuse in 2015 and beating the Orange at home in 2016.
  • · Virginia has won three straight Big Ten/ACC Challenge games and is 11-6 all-time in the event. The Cavaliers are 6-2 at home in the Challenge.
  • · Head coaches Greg Gard and Tony Bennett served together as assistant coaches at Wisconsin on the Badgers’ 2002 and 2003 Big Ten championship teams.

Take a look at the top five Big Ten/ACC Challenge games in Wisconsin history.

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Information from the Wisconsin athletic department

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