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Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Set To Face Georgia Tech In Big Ten/ACC Challenge

by on May 24, 2016 4:49 PM

The Penn State men’s basketball team will take on Georgia Tech in the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge, ESPN announced Tuesday. The Nittany Lions will host the Yellow Jackets Tuesday, Nov. 29 in the Bryce Jordan Center. Times and TV designations will be released later this summer. 

Penn State and Georgia Tech have met twice in the Challenge, splitting the two meetings played in Atlanta. The Lions lead the all-time series 2-1, also capturing a win on the road in the 1998 NIT quarterfinals. Penn State has won six of its last nine Big Ten/ACC Challenge games and holds a 7-8 record in 15 Challenge appearances. 

This is the third ACC team on Penn State’s non-conference schedule. The Nittany Lions will take on Duke Saturday, Nov. 19 in the 2016 Tip-Off Tournament, hosted by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. They also will face Pittsburgh in the inaugural Never Forget Tribute Classic on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

In addition to the trio of contests vs. ACC squads, Penn State’s confirmed non-conference games include home contests against Marist (Nov. 11) and Grand Canyon (Nov. 15) in the Bryce Jordan Center as part of the Tip-Off Tournament on-campus series of games, as well as a matchup vs. either Cincinnati or Rhode Island on the second day at Mohegan Sun. 

Penn State in the B1G/ACC Challenge

2015 at Boston College – W, 67-58
2014 Virginia Tech -- W, 61-58
2013 at Pittsburgh -- L, 78-69
2012 Boston College -- L, 73-61
2011 at Boston College -- W, 62-54
2010 Maryland -- L, 62-39
2009 at Virginia -- W, 69-67
2008 at Georgia Tech -- W, 85-83
2007 Virginia Tech -- W, 66-61
2006 at Georgia Tech -- L, 77-73
2005 Clemson -- L, 96-88
2004 Did not participate
2003 Did not participate
2002 at Clemson -- L, 79-70
2001 Clemson -- L, 79-66
2000 at N.C. State -- L, 84-76
1999 Clemson -- W, 85-75


Full B1G/ACC Challenge Schedule

Monday, November 28, 2016
Minnesota @ Florida State
Wake Forest @ Northwestern

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Syracuse @ Wisconsin
Michigan State @ Duke
Pittsburgh @ Maryland
Iowa @ Notre Dame
Georgia Tech @ Penn State 
North Carolina State @ Illinois

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Ohio State @ Virginia
North Carolina @ Indiana
Purdue @ Louisville
Virginia Tech @ Michigan
Rutgers @ Miami
Nebraska @ Clemson



Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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