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Tipoff Time Set for Pitt vs. Penn State

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A game time and television home have been announced for Pitt basketball's Dec. 3 matchup with Penn State in the Big Ten/ACC Basketball Challenge Presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods.

The Panthers will host the Nittany Lions at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 with the broadcast on ESPNU.

The last time Pitt and Penn State met in basketball was on December 10, 2005, a 91-54 Panthers victory at the Petersen Events Center. Against Penn State, Pitt has claimed each of the last five meetings, 10 of the last 13 and both matchups at the Petersen Events Center. The two schools have played 145 total games since 1905-06 with Penn State holding a 75-70 advantage in the series. Penn State represents Pitt's oldest and second most common rival in its basketball history.

The ACC leads its series against the Big Ten with a 10-3-1 overall record. Last year, the two conferences tied in the event, with each league claiming six games apiece. Seven of the 14 challenges have been decided by one win or less. All 12 Big Ten teams and 12 of the 15 ACC teams will participate in the 2013 Challenge.

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