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Illinois Basketball: Spotlight likely back on Illini in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

CORAL GABLES, FL - NOVEMBER 28: The ACC-Big Ten Challenge logo on the floor of the BankUnited Center prior to the game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Michigan State Spartans on November 28, 2012 in Coral Gables, Florida. The game is part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

The ACC/Big Ten Challenge is always an exciting time of year for the Illinois basketball program.

This is a series where the Big Ten gets a chance to match up with the ACC in a head-to-head conference matchup. Usually, the teams are paired up by skill and where they rank nationally.