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Duke to host Michigan in ACC-Big 10 challenge

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Rasheed Sulaimon came up big in last year's ACC/Big 10 challenge win. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY

Duke will host Michigan in next year's ACC-Big 10 challenge, according to multiple sources. The official announcement will come at 2 p.m.

The Blue Devils are the first ACC team to have two sets of back-to-back home games in the series, which began in 1999. Duke hosted and beat Indiana 54-51 in 2006 and defeated Wisconsin at Cameron Indoor Stadium, 82-58, in 2007. Last year, Duke hosted and defeated Ohio State 73-68, thanks in large part to 17-second half points from Rasheed Sulaimon.

Duke has never played Michigan in the Challenge and most recently played to Wolverines in the 2011 NCAA Tournament (Duke won 73-71 and advanced to the Sweet 16). Michigan returns potential All-American Mitch McGary and Glen Robinson III and sharpshooter Nik Stauskas from the national-runner up squad.

The Blue Devils are 5-0 in ACC-Big 10 Challenge home games. The ACC is 10-3-1 in the 14-year history of the challenge, but the 10 wins all came in the first 10 years. The tie came last season.

Here's the full schedule for next season:

Tuesday, December 3rd
Florida State at Minnesota
Illinois at Georgia Tech
Indiana at Syracuse
Michigan at Duke
Notre Dame at Iowa
Penn State at Pittsburgh

Wednesday, December 4th
Boston College at Purdue
Maryland at Ohio State
Miami, FL at Nebraska
North Carolina at Michigan State
Northwestern at North Carolina State
Wisconsin at Virginia

Virginia Tech, Clemson and Wake Forest will not be participating.

For more on Chris Collins's return to the Triangle with his Northwestern team, click here.

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Laura Keeley is the Duke beat writer for the News & Observer. Follow her on Twitter @laurakeeley
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