Illini Women Draw Miami in Big Ten-ACC Challenge

 CHAMPAIGN -- The Illini are set to face the Miami Hurricanes in the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge, as announced Wednesday by the Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conference offices. The two teams will meet for the third time in program history on Wednesday, December 2 at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla. Illinois is 4-4 all-time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, with the most recent victory coming over Virginia last season.

The last meeting between the two teams came on Dec. 30, 1987, also in Coral Gables, Fla. Illinois came out of the Orange Bowl Classic matchup with an 85-83 victory. The Illini and the Hurricanes first met in Champaign on Dec. 12, 1985, with the Illini also snagging a victory, 73-47.

Coming off a 15-16 record in the 2014-15 season, the Illini recorded the best non-conference record (9-3) since the 2006-07 campaign. The Illini's 5-0 record to tip off the year was the best for the Orange and Blue in 12 seasons.

The full Big Ten-ACC Challenge schedule is below.

Wednesday, Dec. 2
Illinois at Miami (Fla.)
Georgia Tech at Indiana
Iowa at Virginia
Syracuse at Maryland
Northwestern at North Carolina
Ohio State at Notre Dame
Wisconsin at Wake Forest

Thursday, Dec. 3
Pittsburgh at Michigan
Louisville at Michigan State
Minnesota at Duke
North Carolina State at Nebraska
Virginia Tech at Penn State
Boston College at Purdue
Rutgers at Florida State

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