Tech will take on Northwestern in hoops

Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team will play at Northwestern in the 12th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge, officials announced today.

The game will be on Nov. 30. Time and TV will be announced later.

The ACC has won 10 of the 11 Challenges, winning 67 of the 108 games.

The Yellow Jackets did not play in last year’s challenge because they finished 12th in the league in the 2008-09 season. They are 4-6 in the Challenge, and have yet to face the Wildcats.

This year’s schedule:

2010 ACC/Big Ten Challenge schedule (times and networks are to be determined):

Monday, November 29

Virginia at Minnesota

Tuesday, November 30

North Carolina at Illinois

Ohio State at Florida State

Michigan at Clemson

Georgia Tech at Northwestern

Iowa at Wake Forest

Wednesday, December 1

Michigan State at Duke

Purdue at Virginia Tech

North Carolina State at Wisconsin

Indiana at Boston College

Maryland at Penn State

Here are scores from the previous Challenges, courtesy of the ACC:

Results by year:

1999 (ACC 5-4) Score Series

Wake Forest d. Wisconsin 67-48 ACC 1-0

Maryland d. Iowa 83-65 ACC 2-0

Duke d. Illinois 72-69 ACC 3-0

Minnesota d. Virginia 74-62 ACC 3-1

Michigan d. Georgia Tech 80-77 ACC 3-2

NC State d. Purdue 61-59 ACC 4-2

Michigan St. d. N. Carolina 86-76 ACC 4-3

Florida State d. Northwestern 60-46 ACC 5-3

Penn State d. Clemson 85-75 ACC 5-4

2000 (ACC 5-4) Score Series

Wake Forest d. Michigan 71-60 ACC 1-0

Clemson d. Northwestern 57-44 ACC 2-0

Duke d. Illinois 78-77 ACC 3-0

Iowa d. Georgia Tech 85-67 ACC 3-1

Virginia d. Purdue 98-79 ACC 4-1

Michigan State d. N. Carolina 77-64 ACC 4-2

Minnesota d. Florida State 76-71 ACC 4-3

Wisconsin d. Maryland (ot) 78-75 Tied 4-4

NC State d. Penn State 84-76 ACC 5-4

2001 (ACC 5-3) Score Series

Maryland d. Illinois 76-63 ACC 1-0

Ohio State d. NC State 64-50 Tied 1-1

Duke d. Iowa 80-62 ACC 2-1

Wake Forest d. Minnesota 85-79 ACC 3-1

Georgia Tech d. Wisconsin 62-61 ACC 4-1

Michigan St. & Virginia cancelled

Clemson d. Penn State 79-66 ACC 5-1

Indiana d. North Carolina 79-66 ACC 5-2

Northwestern d. Florida State 57-50 ACC 5-3

2002 (ACC 5-4) Score Series

Florida State d. Iowa 80-67 ACC 1-0

Duke d. Ohio State 91-76 ACC 2-0

Clemson d. Penn State 79-70 ACC 3-0

Indiana d. Maryland (ot) 80-74 ACC 3-1

Illinois d. North Carolina 92-65 ACC 3-2

Minnesota d. Georgia Tech 64-63 Tied 3-3

NC State d. Northwestern 74-49 ACC 4-3

Michigan State d. Virginia 82-75 Tied 4-4

Wake Forest d. Wisconsin 90-80 ACC 5-4

2003 (ACC 7-2) Score Series

Florida State d. Northwestern 71-53 ACC 1-0

Wake Forest d. Indiana 100-67 ACC 2-0

Michigan d. NC State 68-61 ACC 2-1

North Carolina d. Illinois 88-81 ACC 3-1

Maryland d. Wisconsin 73-67 ACC 4-1

Georgia Tech d. Ohio State 73-53 ACC 5-1

Purdue d. Clemson 76-64 ACC 5-2

Duke d. Michigan State 72-50 ACC 6-2

Virginia d. Minnesota 86-78 ACC 7-2

2004 (ACC 7-2) Score Series

NC State d. Purdue 60-53 ACC 1-0

Georgia Tech d. Michigan 88-68 ACC 2-0

Florida State d. Minnesota 70-69 ACC 3-0

Duke d. Michigan State 81-74 ACC 4-0

Wisconsin d. Maryland 69-64 ACC 4-1

Illinois d. Wake Forest 91-73 ACC 4-2

Clemson d. Ohio State 80-73 ACC 5-2

North Carolina d. Indiana 70-63 ACC 6-2

Virginia d. Northwestern 48-44 ACC 7-2

2005 (ACC 6-5) Score Series

Ohio State d. Virginia Tech 69-56 Big Ten 1-0

Wake Forest d. Wisconsin 91-88 Tied 1-1

Florida State d. Purdue 97-57 ACC 2-1

Clemson d. Penn State 96-88 ACC 3-1

Illinois d. North Carolina 68-64 ACC 3-2

Michigan d. Miami 74-53 Tied 3-3

Michigan St. d. Georgia Tech 88-86 Big Ten 4-3

Maryland d. Minnesota 83-66 Tied 4-4

Virginia d. Northwestern 72-57 ACC 5-4

Duke d. Indiana 75-67 ACC 6-4

Iowa d. NC State 45-42 ACC 6-5

2006 (ACC 8-3) Score Series

NC State d. Michigan 74-67 ACC 1-0

#19 Maryland d. Illinois 72-66 ACC 2-0

#12 Wisconsin d. Florida State 81-66 ACC 2-1

#21 Georgia Tech d. Penn State 77-73 ACC 3-1

#10 Duke d. Indiana 54-51 ACC 4-1

Northwestern d. Miami 61-59 ACC 4-2

Boston College d. Michigan State 65-58 ACC 5-2

Purdue d. #25 Virginia 61-59 ACC 5-3

Virginia Tech d. Iowa 69-65 ACC 6-3

#6 North Carolina d. #1 Ohio State 98-89 ACC 7-3

Clemson d. Minnesota 90-68 ACC 8-3

2007 (ACC 8-3) Score Series

Wake Forest d. Iowa 56-47 ACC 1-0

Indiana d. Georgia Tech 83-79 tied 1-1

Virginia d. Northwestern 94-52 ACC 2-1

Florida State d. Minnesota 75-61 ACC 3-1

#7 Duke d. #20 Wisconsin 82-58 ACC 4-1

#18 Clemson d. Purdue 61-58 ACC 5-1

Boston College d. Michigan 77-64 ACC 6-1

#10 Michigan State d. NC State 81-58 ACC 6-2

Maryland d. Illinois 69-61 ACC 7-2

#1 North Carolina d. Ohio State 66-55 ACC 8-2

Penn State d. Virginia Tech 66-61 ACC 8-3

2008 (ACC 6-5) Score Series

#22 Wisconsin d. Virginia Tech 74-72 Big Ten 1-0

Boston College d. Iowa 57-55 Tied 1-1

Ohio State d. #21 Miami 73-68 Big Ten 2-1

Clemson d. Illinois 76-74 Tied 2-2

#7 Duke d. #9 Purdue 76-60 ACC 3-2

Minnesota d. Virginia 66-56 Tied 3-3

#15 Wake Forest d. Indiana 83-58 ACC 4-3

Penn State d. Georgia Tech 85-83 Tied 4-4

Maryland d. Michigan 75-70 ACC 5-4

#1 North Carolina d. #13 Michigan St. 98-63 ACC 6-4

Northwestern d. Florida State 73-59 ACC 6-5

2009 (Big Ten 6-5) Score Series

Penn State d. Virginia 69-66 Big Ten 1-0

#4 Purdue d. Wake Forest 69-58 Big Ten 2-0

Northwestern d. NC State 65-53 Big Ten 3-0

Maryland d. Indiana 80-68 Big Ten 3-1

#10 North Carolina d. #9 Michigan St. 89-82 Big Ten 3-2

Virginia Tech d. Iowa 70-64 Tied 3-3

Miami d. Minnesota 63-58 ACC 4-3

Illinois d. #18 Clemson 76-74 Tied 4-4

Boston College d. Michigan 62-58 ACC 5-4

Wisconsin d. #6 Duke 73-69 Tied 5-5

#15 Ohio State d. #21 Florida State 77-64 Big Ten 6-5

35 comments Add your comment

St Simon

May 12th, 2010
2:23 pm

UGA 30 – GT 24!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
UGA 73 – GT 66!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Doug Roberson

May 12th, 2010
3:27 pm

St Simon: Seriously? Doesn’t that get old after a while?


May 12th, 2010
3:41 pm


Why does the link to “Follow AJC’s Georgia Tech coverage every day. Join now – it’s free!” point to ?


May 12th, 2010
4:06 pm

Doug, any more news about the ga. mr. basketball kid and where he is going next yr.? Havent heard anything in a while.

Alabama Jack

May 12th, 2010
4:26 pm

St Simon – the only thing you run is your mouth


May 12th, 2010
4:36 pm

It’s all he’s got, so let him rant. If your football team had gone to Shreveport, your basketball team didn’t make the NIT, and your baseball team wasn’t even good enough to make their own conference tournament, you would take what you can get. Remember, according to UGA Tech is irrelavent, yet 2 games with Tech is all UGA talks about.

Danny O

May 12th, 2010
5:01 pm

That game against Wisconsiun in 2001 was so sweet. We were down by 20 at the half. Slowly whittled it down until Halston Lane hit two free throws with 8 seconds left to give us our first lead of the game. And then Ed Nelson blocked Wisconsin’s first shot out of bounds; then the Badgers missed at the buzzer. (And then stupid Lane and Nelson both transferred.) We all rushed the court and I was on the ESPN highlight for about a quarter of a second.


May 12th, 2010
5:09 pm

To Alabama Jack… Nicely played.


May 12th, 2010
5:37 pm


IL Jacket

May 12th, 2010
5:45 pm

This is great news! I will be at Welsh-Ryan Arena on November 30th to cheer on our Jackets. We had better be prepared and not go to sleep on Northwestern. They were in the running until the very end of the season for an at-large bid to the Big Dance. It will also be a great
opportunity for increasing our profile in the rich Chicagoland prep market. We have historically gotten some very good players out of this area- Iman Schumpert and Will Bynum come to mind-high quality individuals who have contributed to the Jackets’s basketball success.

messin with sasquatch

May 12th, 2010
6:59 pm

nicely said, Doug. I heard the pin drop.

Small Johnson

May 12th, 2010
8:14 pm


What gets old is Tech fans comming on our blog and talking about their great victory a season ago against the greatest Defensive coach in the NCAA, you know Willie the Great Martinez.

So why dont you say the same thing to the Tech nerds who patron our blogs


May 12th, 2010
8:35 pm

Not to interrupt the fascinating GT-UGA banter, but does anyone know of a way to donate money to help out D’Andre Bell after he lost everything in the recent fire?

Vol Fan

May 12th, 2010
9:27 pm

Oh Georgie… anything in this state that yall own is actually under joint custody of Tennessee and Florida… we will let Kentucky have the basketball court since they swept you….Tennessee and Tech can have Foley Field (I heard its a great place for a walk)… maybe Florida can have part of the Diamond if they sweep you too.

UGA Broomsticks!

Doug Roberson

May 12th, 2010
10:15 pm

Small: I don’t have rights to the UGA blog. I know the “you stink” “no, you stink” has worn itself really thin.


May 12th, 2010
10:36 pm

Fire Paul Hewitt. GT’s biggest joke!

You are correct, Doug...

May 13th, 2010
6:52 am

…it does get old, yet someone with the same moniker kept the “45-42 – glad it hurts so bad” theme going then entire year until UGA won back in Nov. 2009 on the UGA blog, so it probably is the same guy this year trying to “get GT’s goat” by doing the same thing over here. It’s OK, though, it’s just part of the 13 year old growing up…and you guys feed him by commenting directly to him…

Brunswick Tech

May 13th, 2010
7:40 am

Doug, it’s their life and all they have, but your right, banish their IP address. or list the address instead of the multiple names they go under. Sadly I’m sure those that do that never attended anywhere and are probably a little mentally unstable.


May 13th, 2010
9:43 am

i thought dog bites man was not a story…

William Casey

May 13th, 2010
11:05 am

St. Simon. You are boring. Makes me ashamed that I once lived on the island.

GT Bball Fan

May 13th, 2010
11:20 am

Small Johnson – Look in the mirror, you are the problem!

I agree with GT89 CE_MD – Can somebody post a way to get help/cash to D’Andre Bell. He was a great GT representative and I admired how hard he played the game. I would love to help him out.


May 13th, 2010
11:26 am


May 13th, 2010
12:34 pm

Yeah, but McDonalds will no longer be adding a toy to the Happy Meal box handed out to all tech ticket holders. That’s gonna kill attendance!!


May 13th, 2010
12:42 pm


That’s getting old too. But I understand that tickets to UGA Men’s basketball will be included instead next year.


May 13th, 2010
12:46 pm

BB. Laughin at you guys and all your failures never gets old for a true dawg!!


May 13th, 2010
1:23 pm

HBTD…..Uga Athletics….Has Bitten The Dust….HBTD


May 13th, 2010
1:40 pm

GTS. I don’t know about that, but I do know tech’s been miserable as of late against the dawgs, i.e., loser of 8 out of the last 9 years in football. Also, a university that has a fan base that comes out in force (40,000) for this year’s G-Day spring game, sounds like a school that has an athletic program that’s in pretty good shape. Conversely, a school that has only 350 show up for their spring game (I know. There was some rain), sounds like a program that truly “has bitten the dust.” It’ll be another great year watching the nerds get excited about beating up on the crappy teams of the a she she, only to get waxed again in Athens!!

Tech Hoops

May 13th, 2010
2:01 pm

WEll if Tech had been in last year, the Big 10/11 would not have won the thing. But that’s OK. I think we’ll be better and with Hewitt’s focus on D and the motion offense, maybe we can end these scoring droughts. If Tech can end scoring droughts, then we have chance to have a great year.

Oh and that was hilarious Danny O.. nice assessment. I am pretty proud to be a Yellow Jacket these days. I can hold my head up high in all sports now. Not quite where we want to be in the big two, but we are getting there. LEt get back to the dance in hoops.

Oh and those of you who talk smack about Tech losing its bowl games. Did you know Tech takes off a long week for finals. No other team in the top last year did that to my knowledge. The heavy SEC programs would not think of it. But if you’ve ever been through finals at Tech, you’d know the players must be happy about it.

Dan Radakovich

May 13th, 2010
3:20 pm

While we desire to play quality opponents, we must look at creating balance to allow our team the ability to peak at the proper time and give our team the best chance to win.

Dan Radakovich

May 13th, 2010
3:24 pm

Looking forward to a slobberknocker of a series with Middle Tennesse St! 4 hot dogs, 4 cokes, bring the whole family!


May 13th, 2010
4:26 pm

Hey Danny O, Lane wasn’t playing > Didn’t do anything wrong, but wasn’t Hewitt’s kind of player. Had to transfer if you remember he wasn’t even getting into some games. Kid only saved Hewitt’s rear about 5 times his frosh year ( remember Ky win?).Kid wasn’t stupid…just screwed by his coach. You can add Robert Brooks to that list among a few others……funny about St, Simon. Should be called St Simp.

Dave Perno

May 13th, 2010
9:09 pm

Chuck Norris checks his closet every night for….Dave Perno

What time is it? 5:35


May 17th, 2010
11:34 am

notice how the Big Ten Final wins the year GT doesn’t play, hmmmm.. not sure there is a cause n’ effect, but I’m just sayin


May 17th, 2010
12:53 pm

Best quote ever!!! This from Kenny Anderson who just graduated from some podunk school.

“”I’d ask people for help,” Anderson said. “This wasn’t like college. They’d say, ‘I’ll give you an idea, but you have to do the work yourself.’”

LOL!!! Apparently Kenny isn’t used to doing his OWN work in college. Hmmm…..where did he attend school at for 2 years again? LOL!!!

Khalil Johnson

May 23rd, 2010
10:02 pm

This is good news.