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The early portion of this year's college basketball schedule will be drastically different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
But at least one thing's staying the same: The ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Michigan basketball will host North Carolina State on Dec. 9 and Michigan State will play at Virginia that same day as part of the annual event, in which teams from the conferences play for the Commissioner's Cup. The Big Ten won last year's event, 8-6.
The Wolverines have played the Wolfpack more than any other team in the series; this season's game will be the fifth game between them, with Michigan holding a 3-1 advantage. The two teams last played as part of the challenge in 2015, when the Wolverines won at NC State, 66-59.
The matchup is the first announced game for Michigan's non-conference schedule, which is slated to begin Nov. 25.
For Michigan State, it's the Spartans sixth meeting against Virginia, with the Spartans leading the series 5-0. The teams last met March 22, 2015, in the second round of the NCAA tournament, a 60-54 win for MSU.
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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Michigan, MSU basketball learn opponents for 2020 ACC/Big Ten Challenge