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Michigan to host Virginia Tech in Big Ten-ACC Challenge

Michigan will host Virginia Tech in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.

According to a report by Jon Rothstein, Michigan will host Virginia Tech in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.

The Hokies went 20-15 last season with a 10-8 record in conference play and were eliminated by BYU in the second round of the NIT — their first trip to the postseason since 2011.

Virginia Tech finished last season with an RPI of 80 and a KenPom rank of 57. ESPN’s John Gasaway projects the Hokies 9th in the ACC in his early rundown of the conference.

“When the bulk of your rotation returns from a team that went 10-8 in the ACC, expectations will be high,” Gasaway wrote. “Particularly when the season in question constituted the program’s first above-.500 finish in conference play in five years. Well, believe the buzz. In his third season in Blacksburg, coach Buzz Williams at long last has what he needs to make a serious run at the NCAA tournament.”

Zach LeDay and Seth Allen return to lead the Tech offense while Ahmed Hill returns after missing last season with a knee injury.

The Wolverines will also travel to UCLA and Cincinnati and will participate in a 2K Sports Classic in New York City, an event featuring Pittsburgh, SMU and Marquette. Find a full rundown of future scheduled dates on our future schedules page.

Other Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups include:

Date Matchup
Mon, Nov 28 Minnesota at Florida State
  Wake Forest at Northwestern
Tues, Nov 29 No. 17 Syracuse at No. 9 Wisconsin
  No. 13 Michigan State at No. 1 Duke
  Pittsburgh at No. 14 Maryland
  Iowa at Notre Dame
  Georgia Tech at Penn State
  NC State at Illinois
Wed, Nov 30 No. 16 Purdue at No. 5 Louisville
No. 6 North Carolina at No. 8 Indiana
Ohio State at No. 7 Virginia
Virginia Tech at Michigan
Rutgers at Miami
Nebraska at Clemson

Earlier this month at the NBA Draft combine, John Beilein hinted that Michigan would be open to adding an additional major conference opponent to their schedule.

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