The Ohio State Buckeyes basketball team will travel to Durham to face the Duke Blue Devils in the 2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Buckeyes crushed Duke at Value City Arena in the 2011 Challenge, rolling to a 22 point win that was never in doubt. Thad Matta's club will head to Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday, November 28th for the rematch. Per ESPN, the telecast of last year's matchup was the highest rated game in the history of the two conferences' early-season clash.
Both Duke and Ohio State should be highly ranked at the start of the 2012-13 season. While they lose All-American Jared Sullinger, the Buckeyes do return the duo of Aaron Craft and Deshaun Thomas, who should ensure things continue to run smoothly on the offensive end. The Big Ten is going for its third straight win in the Challenge, after losing the first ten years. North Carolina will travel to Indiana in the other marquee matchup of 2012.
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