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Rutgers Basketball To Play Miami in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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The only game on the non-conference schedule that has been confirmed so far for the Rutgers men's basketball team is their November 17th matchup at DePaul for the Gavitt Games. Last night, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported all the matchups for the ACC/Big Ten challenge here. The Big Ten has now confirmed it. Rutgers was given one of the toughest opponents in the ACC.

The game will be played on Wednesday, November 30th and will be broadcast on either ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNU.

Miami is coming off a Sweet 16 appearance from this past season's NCAA Tournament and finished with a 27-8 record in 2015-2016. They are losing their top two scorers from last season, but guard Davon Reed returns with his 11.1 points per game average and 40% shooting from three-point range. Joining Reed will be a top 15 recruiting class, as head coach Jim Larranaga looks to cement Miami as a mainstay near the top of the ACC. ESPN has a good overview of next season's roster here.

Miami and Rutgers have played 14 times all-time, with the Hurricanes owning a 9-5 advantage. The former Big East conference mates met 11 times over an 8 year period between 1996-2004, with Rutgers winning just 4 games against Miami.

As for the rest of the Rutgers schedule for next season, there are still 11 non-conference games that remain unannounced. We know for sure that Rutgers will not play Monmouth next season, as they officially released their schedule yesterday. The prospects of Rutgers playing Princeton next season seem unlikely as well. In year one for the new coaching staff, expect a lighter schedule with these conference challenge games sprinkled in. Hopefully, once head coach Steve Pikiell makes progress within the program, Rutgers will renew their 100+ year rivalry with Princeton, and even Monmouth for that matter. For now, we wait on the rest of the schedule for next season.