Penn State basketball: Lady Lions to play Syracuse in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

From CDT staff reportsJune 5, 2014 

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Penn State Lady Lion's coach Coquese Washington answers questions for the media during the press conference for the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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— Three-time defending Big Ten champion Penn State will travel to Syracuse in one of 14 matchups in the eighth annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 4.

The Lady Lions are 16-2 all-time against the Orange, including a 7-2 mark in games played in Syracuse. The Orange won the last clash against Penn State 72-53 in the Carrier Dome on Dec. 6, 2007. Prior to that matchup, the Lady Lions had won six straight.

Eight games kick off the event on Dec. 3. The slate is Maryland at Notre Dame; Indiana at Boston College; Minnesota at N.C. State; Florida State at Purdue; Duke at Nebraska; Wake Forest at Michigan; Virginia at Illinois and Pittsburgh at Ohio State.

In addition to Penn State-Syracuse on Dec. 4, the schedule includes Iowa at Louisville; Northwestern at Virginia Tech; Wisconsin at Miami; North Carolina at Rutgers and Georgia Tech at Michigan State.

Penn State is 2-5 in ACC/Big Ten Challenge games. Game times, as well as television coverage, will be announced at a later date.

This is the second piece of the Lady Lions’ 2014-2015 schedule that has been announced. Penn State also will participate in the Preseason WNIT. The bracket for the WNIT will be announced in June.

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