Contrary to Monday's report from CBS' Jon Rothstein, Louisville will face Purdue, not Ohio State, in the 2016 ACC-Big 10 Challenge.
The University of Louisville men's basketball team will face Purdue in the 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 30 in the KFC Yum! Center.
Purdue produced a 26-9 record and finished tied for third in the Big Ten Conference last season. The Boilermakers, which were ranked 12th in the final Associated Press poll and 19th in the USA Today coaches poll, fell to Little Rock in double overtime in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
In the last meeting between the two teams, Louisville fell 67-59 to Purdue on Dec. 15, 2007 in the John Wooden Tradition in Indianapolis, Ind. Purdue has an 11-5 all-time series advantage over Louisville, winning the last three matchups. The Cardinals fell 71-67 at No. 3 Michigan State in last year's challenge event and beat No. 14 Ohio State 64-55 in Louisville in the Cardinals' first appearance in the challenge in 2014.
While yesterday's tweets from JaQuan Lyle certainly made the prospective game against the Buckeyes more interesting, I'm glad that Louisville isn't facing the same team it did two years ago in this event. Also, the Boilermakers are likely going to wind up being better team in 2016-17 than OSU.
Here's the full lineup for the event, which the Big 10 has won each of the last two years.
2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge schedule
Monday, Nov 28
Minnesota at Florida State
Wake Forest at Northwestern
Tuesday, 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
Wednesday, 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