Minnesota to host Miami in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Published 9:32 pm Thursday, June 8, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota will host Miami in this year’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

The matchups for the made-for-TV event were announced Thursday.

The Gophers will square off against the Hurricanes at Williams Arena in November. Dates and times were not announced.

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It will be the third meeting between Minnesota and Miami, which split their previous two match-ups. Miami beat the Gophers 63-58 in Coral Gables in December 2009 as part of the Challenge, while Minnesota beat the Hurricanes 78-60 in the 2012 NIT Second Round, also on Miami’s home court.

The Gophers have won three of four times under coach Richard Pitino in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Overall Minnesota is 9-9 since the annual event began in 1999.