What Are Wisconsin's Top Five Wins In The Big Ten/ACC Challenge?

What Are Wisconsin's Top Five Wins In The Big Ten/ACC Challenge?

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What Are Wisconsin's Top Five Wins In The Big Ten/ACC Challenge?

MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin faces its toughest nonconference home opponent in undefeated N.C. State (6-0) Tuesday in the annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge, an in-season conference-vs-conference tournament that has given the Badgers some of their best early-season wins in program history.

While the ACC leads 12–5–2 in the series, the Big Ten has won five of the last seven, including a pair of ties. In the 19 years of the event, ten of the challenges have been decided by a single game. Wisconsin has participated every year since 1999 and its 9-10 record equals the second-most wins in the conference (Purdue is tops with 10).

Before tipoff Tuesday, we look at the five most memorable wins for Wisconsin.

(Editor’s Note: While the 2011 No.9 Wisconsin vs. No.5 North Carolina and the 2014 No.2 UW vs. No.4 Duke were considered because of the marquee billing and memorable moments, we decided to stick with the games – as former head coach Bo Ryan would say – that wound up on the left-hand side).

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