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ACC - Big Ten Challenge 2015 game times announced: Virginia to face Ohio State on national television

The defending ACC regular season champs will hit the road in the challenge for the second straight year

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Several months ago, it was revealed that the Virginia basketball team will travel to Ohio State on December 1st for the 2015 ACC/Big 10 Challenge.

On Tuesday afternoon, the four-letter network announced that the highly anticipated contest will tip off at 7:30 p.m. and will be televised by the ESPN.  

Virginia will play on the road for the second straight year, but head coach Tony Bennett 3-0 away from John Paul Jones Arena in the ACC/B1G Challenge. Last winter, the Hoos topped Maryland 76-65, handing the 21st-ranked Terps their first loss of the season. 

Virginia is 1-3 against Ohio State all time. The last meeting came in 1981, when the Hoos knocked off OSU 89-73 in University Hall.

Ohio State is coming off a 24-11 season, during which the team knocked off VCU in the first round of the NCAAs before succumbing to Arizona.  With the loss of freshman guard D'Angelo Russell to the NBA Draft, OSU is a bit of an unknown next season; they lose three starters and won't have a single senior on the roster next year.

The Buckeyes will highlight Virginia's difficult non-conference schedule. In addition to the Buckeyes, UVa will travel to George Washington, and face West Virginia in Madison Square Garden. The home slate is attractive as well, with both Villanova and California coming to John Paul Jones Arena.

The two conferences have split the last three challenges 6-6. The ACC's last win was back in 2008.

Here is the 2015 slate:

Date Time (ET) Games Networks
Mon, Nov 30 7 p.m. Wake Forest at Rutgers ESPNU
9 p.m. Clemson at Minnesota ESPN2
Tue, Dec 1 7 p.m. Michigan at NC State ESPN2
Northwestern at Virginia Tech ESPNU
7:30 p.m. No. 4 Virginia at Ohio State ESPN
9 p.m. Miami (Fla.) at Nebraska ESPNU
Purdue at Pittsburgh ESPN2
9:30 p.m. No. 1 Maryland at No. 2 North Carolina ESPN
Wed, Dec 2 7:15 p.m. Louisville at No. 19 Michigan State ESPN
No. 24 Wisconsin at Syracuse ESPN2
Penn State at Boston College ESPNU
9:15 p.m. No. 14 Indiana at No. 6 Duke ESPN
No. 16 Notre Dame at Illinois ESPN2
Florida State at Iowa ESPNU