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Penn State Hoops to Host Virginia Tech in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

The schedule for the 16th annual 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge was released today, and unlike last year, Penn State will play host to an ACC foe.

The Nittany Lions will face off against the Virginia Tech Hokies on Dec. 3 at the Bryce Jordan Center. Virginia Tech finished 9-22 last season with a 2-16 mark in conference play.

The Hokies are in a state of flux, as the team fired head coach James Johnson at the end of this past season. However, Virginia Tech replaced him with former Marquette coach Buzz Williams, who went 139-69 (.668%) during his tenure with the Golden Eagles. Virginia Tech will return five of its top six leading scorers from 2013-14, but lost its top scorer Jarell Eddie to graduation.

This is the first matchup between the two teams since December of 2010, when the Hokies defeated the Nittany Lions in Blacksburg, 79-69. This is the first time the two schools have played in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge since 2007, a game that Penn State won, 66-61. Virginia Tech leads the all-time series between the two teams, 6-1.

In last season’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge, the Lions dropped an exciting one at Pitt, 78-69. Penn State is 5-8 all-time in the Challenge.

Television information and tip-off time for the Virginia Tech tilt will be announced in August.

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