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Is Big Ten Up to Hoops Challenge?

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It’s not as though the Big Ten is aching for respect or retribution in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. It was able to cease the annual derision with last year’s victory in the series, and that was enough.

And yet there is no escaping that this is a year the Big Ten has wanted for so long. This time the Big Ten goes into the ACC/Big Ten Challenge – the major event of a busy hoops week – as the heavyweight conference.

The ACC produced the past two NCAA champions, and it still has...

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