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The Indiana Hoosiers Must Learn What 2-3 Zone Defense Is By December 3rd

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ESPN has finalized the network and time assignments for the 15th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Syracuse and Indiana will kick things off on the 3rd at 7:15 p.m. on ESPN.

Rob Carr

The Indiana Hoosiers know now the exact amount of time they have left to learn what 2-3 zone defense is and figure out how to play against it. They had certainly never heard of it this past March.

ESPN has finalized the network and time assignments for the 15th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge Presented by DICK’s Sporting Goods on December 3 and 4. Here she is...

2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge schedule:

Tuesday, December 3
7:15 p.m.       Indiana at Syracuse     ESPN
7:15 p.m.       Illinois at Georgia Tech        ESPN2
7:30 p.m.       Penn State at Pittsburgh         ESPNU
9:15 p.m.       Michigan at Duke        ESPN
9:15 p.m.       Notre Dame at Iowa       ESPN2
9:30 p.m.       Florida State at Minnesota      ESPNU

Wednesday, December 4
7:00 p.m.       Maryland at Ohio State  ESPN or ESPN2
7:00 p.m.       Wisconsin at Virginia   ESPN or ESPN2
7:30 p.m.       Northwestern at NC State        ESPNU
9:00 p.m.       North Carolina at Michigan State        ESPN
9:00    p.m.    Boston College at Purdue        ESPN2
9:30 p.m.       Miami at Nebraska       ESPNU

The Ron Patterson Classic, as it shall be known, will be a warm-up to the Duke game in terns of attendance and hype. Sure, we got the Keith Smart juju out of our system but that's not gonna stop ESPN from replaying that clip 5,000 times in the week leading up to the game.

That's okay. We've got stuff like this...