Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor, December 3, 2014
The third and final day of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge was filled with several much-anticipated matchups. The Big Ten got off to a great start as Penn State defeated Virginia Tech, 61-58, while Iowa got the best of North Carolina, 60-55, which clinched it for the Big Ten.
Wisconsin fell to Duke, 80-70, in what was considered to be the marquee matchup of the challenge.
In other action: Michigan State lost to Notre Dame, 79-78, Maryland fell to Virgina, 76-65, and Northwestern dropped a close one to Georgia Tech, 66-58.
The Big Ten captured the ACC/Big Ten Challenge with a final score of 8-6. With the victory, the Big Ten has now won or tied the challenge six straight times, this after losing the first 10 events.
Catch up on all of Wednesday night's scores, stats, recaps and video highlights below.
NOTRE DAME 79, MICHIGAN STATE 78 (OT): BOX | PBP | AP RECAP
Jerian Grant scored a career-high 27 points and Demetrius Jackson added a career-best 22 to help Notre Dame beat No. 19 Michigan State 79-78 in overtime Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
PENN STATE 61, VIRGINIA TECH 58: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP
D.J. Newbill scored 18 points, Shep Garner added 13 and Penn State defeated Virginia Tech 61-58 in a back-and-forth ACC/Big Ten Challenge game Wednesday night.
IOWA 60, NORTH CAROLINA 55: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP
Mike Gesell hit a driving layup through contact for the go-ahead three-point play with 1:16 left, helping Iowa upset No. 12 North Carolina 60-55 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
VIRGINIA 76, MARYLAND 65: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP
Malcolm Brogdon scored 18 points, Justin Anderson added 16 and No. 7 Virginia turned up the defense to hand 21st-ranked Maryland its first loss, 76-65 Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
GEORGIA TECH 66, NORTHWESTERN 58: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP
Josh Heath had 12 points on 6-for-6 shooting, including two clutch baskets in the final 2:30, and Georgia Tech withstood a late Northwestern charge to hang on for a 66-58 victory in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game on Wednesday night.
DUKE 80, WISCONSIN 70: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP
Tyus Jones scored 22 points, Rasheed Sulaimon added 14 and No. 4 Duke shot 65 percent to beat No. 2 Wisconsin 80-70 on Wednesday night in a highly anticipated matchup of college basketball heavyweights.