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Game Thread: Michigan vs. North Carolina State

Join us as the Wolverines attempt to earn their second straight quality win by facing NC State on the road in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

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The Basics

Who: North Carolina State Wolfpack (4-2)

When: Tuesday, December 1st, at 7:00 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Where: PNC Arena -- Raleigh, N.C.

Spread: Vegas: -1 | KenPom: L, 71-72 (48% WP)


The ACC-Big Ten Challenge is 17 years old, but tonight will be the 15th time Michigan will participate in it. The Wolverines are 6-8 in their previous 14 appearances, but they hope to make that 7-8 and help extend the Big Ten's unbeaten streak in this challenge to seven straight years (4-0-2). It won't be easy, though. Michigan will be in Raleigh to face off against NC State -- a middle-of-the-pack ACC squad -- in what will be its first true road test of the season. As you can see in my extensive game preview, the Wolfpack are very similar to Michigan's last opponent, Texas. If the Wolverines can remain hot from the behind the three-point line, they will be in business. But, if their shots aren't dropping, how will this team respond in its first hostile environment? We might find out.

To what matchups are you looking forward? Who will win tonight? Tell us below!