Iowa to play Virginia in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Ryan Murken
rmurken@press-citizen.com
Iowa will face Virginia in the ninth annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Dec. 2 at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va. Iowa’s Ally Disterhoft averaged almost 15 points last season.

For the second straight season, the Iowa women's basketball team will hit the road for the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Iowa will face Virginia on Dec. 2 at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va. as part of the ninth annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

It will be the third meeting between the two teams and the first since 2002.

Iowa won each of the first two meetings including a first-round NCAA Tournament victory over the Cavaliers in 2002.

Iowa is coming off a 26-8 season in which it advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1996.

Virginia was 17-14 last season under head coach Joanne Boyle and finished 7-9 in ACC play.

Iowa is 2-6 all-time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Iowa defeated Syracuse at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in 2013-14 season and fell at Louisville 86-52 last season.