UNC, Duke featured in 5 of 8 Big Monday telecasts
Posted August 7, 2013
The bit-by-bit release of ACC basketball schedules continued Wednesday as ESPN announced their eight-game Big Monday lineup. Featured will be three appearances by North Carolina, two by Duke and at least one by each of the conference’s three newcomers.
Duke will host Virginia on Jan. 13 to get the eight-week slate started. They will play at Pittsburgh on Big Monday two weeks later. The Blue Devils and Panthers have split 12 previous meetings all-time with Pitt winning the last encounter in 2007, 65-64, in overtime.
UNC will travel to Charlottesville on Jan. 20, visit Florida State on Feb. 17, then wrap up the Big Monday schedule with a home game against Notre Dame on March 3. It will be the Irish’s third trip all-time to Chapel Hill and the first meeting between the teams since the 2008 Maui Invitational.
NC State will not appear on any of the eight Big Monday telecasts in 2014, although that is in no way related to the scheduling dispute with the Carolina Hurricanes and the dual use of PNC Arena. Of the eight scheduled dates, the Hurricanes play at home on just two of them - Jan. 13 and Jan, 27.
All eight ACC Big Monday games will be broadcast on ESPN and tip at 7 p.m. Games will also be available on WatchESPN through the web and on mobile devices.
“ESPN Big Monday provides a terrific window to further showcase ACC Basketball,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “This opportunity provides our players, coaches and fans with unprecedented appointment viewing, and it will be exciting to watch all 15 member schools compete throughout the season.”
Other contests in the Big Monday lineup include: Notre Dame at Syracuse on Feb. 3, Maryland at Virginia on Feb. 10 and Syracuse at Maryland on Feb. 24.
The complete 2013-14 ACC basketball schedule is expected to be released later this month.