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Michigan State men's basketball to face Notre Dame in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

June 24, 2022
<p>Freshman center Mady Sissoko (22) fights to regain the ball after a failed shot at the basket in the second half. Michigan State triumphed over Notre Dame, 80-70, on Nov. 28, 2020. </p>

Freshman center Mady Sissoko (22) fights to regain the ball after a failed shot at the basket in the second half. Michigan State triumphed over Notre Dame, 80-70, on Nov. 28, 2020.

Photo by Lauren DeMay | The State News

It may not be for the Battle of the Megaphone, but Michigan State and Notre Dame men's basketball will be squaring off for bragging rights in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Nov. 30 in South Bend, Indiana.

This will be the 98th meeting between the two schools, but the frequency of the matchup has slowed in the last few decades as this will only be the fourth time the two have met since 1979. Since its creation, the Spartans are 9-12 all-time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge with their last win against Louisville at home last season.

Some of the other notable matchups on the docket include Virginia at Michigan, Ohio State at Duke and North Carolina at Indiana.

Michigan State will look to improve off of last season's second-round NCAA Tournament exit to Duke last season but will need to replace the production of Gabe Brown, Max Christie and Marcus Bingham Jr. All had their dreams realized by being drafted or signed into the NBA last night.

Christie was selected at 35 by the Los Angeles Lakers while Brown (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Bingham (Dallas Mavericks) were signed to contracts.

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