IU performs in Syracuse within the ACC-Huge Ten Problem | Sports activities
BLOOMINGTON – Indiana will play Syracuse on November 30th, while Purdue will host Florida State in this year’s Big Ten-ACC Challenge on November 30th.
It is the second street game in a row for the Hoosiers in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. IU played in Florida State last year.
Syracuse, under Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim, is returning two starters from a team that finished 18-10 and made a run to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament before falling to Houston. Among the starters returning is Buddy Boeheim, the 6-foot-6 senior guard, Jim Boeheim’s son who led the Orange last season with 17.8 points per game.
IU is 1-5 all-time against Syracuse, but the only win was a significant one. The Hoosiers knocked out Syracuse in the 1987 NCAA title game, with Keith Smart winning the game in a 74-73 win that secured the IU’s fifth national title in program history and the third under head coach Bobby Knight.
IU has since lost to Syracuse five times in a row. At the last meeting between the two schools, Syracuse defeated the Hoosiers 69-52 in the Carrier Dome on December 4, 2013.
IU is 8-12 all-time in Big Ten ACC Challenge games. After beating Florida State 80-64 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in the 2019 Big Ten-ACC Challenge, IU lost 69-67 in overtime at FSU in 2020.
Purdue will host Florida State in a rematch of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge 2018 in which the Boilermakers lost 73-72 at FSU. Purdue is 0-4 all-time at FSU, with the final loss coming in the 2019 Emerald Coast Classic finals.
Tip times will be published at a later date. All games are broadcast in the ESPN family of networks.
The remaining Big Ten ACC Challenge matches include:
Michigan in North Carolina
Nebraska, NC State
Wisconsin at Georgia Tech
Iowa in Virginia
Notre Dame in Illinois
Clemson at Rutgers
Northwest in the Wake Forest
Minnesota at Pitt
Virginia Tech in Maryland
Miami in Penn State