May 27, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State women’s basketball team will head to South Bend, Ind., this winter to take on ACC power Notre Dame in the 2015 version of the Women’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The game will be played Wednesday, Dec. 2 and the time has yet to be announced.

This will be just the fourth meeting between the two teams. Ohio State won the first meeting in Columbus in 1997 while Notre Dame has taken the two most recent games. The Irish won 66-62 in the teams’ only meeting in South Bend in 2004 and it also claimed a 57-51 season-opening victory in the Carrier Classic in Mount Pleasant, S.C., in 2012.

Notre Dame has advanced to the National Championship game in four of the last five seasons. The Irish fell to Connecticut in the final game each of the last two years, ending last year with a 36-3 overall record.

Ohio State finished last year with a 24-11 mark and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. This will be the Buckeyes’ ninth appearance in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and they hold a 2-6 record. Last year, Ohio State fell to Pitt in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge 78-74 in Columbus.

Ohio State In The Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Year       Opponent                           W/L       Score
2007       at Maryland                           L           53-77
2008       North Carolina                       L           63-72
2009       at Duke                                 L           67-83
2010       Virginia                                W           74-46
2011       Florida State                         W           78-75 (ot)
2012       at North Carolina                   L            54-57
2013       at Maryland                           L            55-67
2014       Pitt                                       L            74-78

Complete Big Ten/ACC Challenge Schedule

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Illinois at Miami
Georgia Tech at Indiana
Iowa at Virginia
Syracuse at Maryland
Northwestern at North Carolina
Ohio State at Notre Dame
Wisconsin at Wake Forest

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Pittsburgh at Michigan
Louisville at Michigan State
Minnesota at Duke
North Carolina State at Nebraska
Virginia Tech at Penn State
Boston College at Purdue
Rutgers at Florida State