The ACC/Big Ten Challenge kicked off on Monday night, with two games on the slate for college basketball fans.
Below we'll take a look at the results and highlights from day one.
Virginia Tech def. Minnesota, 67-57
Sean Pedulla put up 17 points, Justyn Mutts added 16 points and nine rebounds and Virginia Tech topped Minnesota 67-57 at Cassell Coliseum.
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The Golden Gophers kept things tight until the six-minute mark of the first half when Virginia Tech rattled off a 17-5 run to head into halftime with a 39-27 lead. The Hokies were in complete control in the second half, going up by as much as 20 points, and cruised to their seventh win of the season (7-1).
Minnesota (4-3) was led by Ta'Lon Cooper (13 points, five assists, four steals) and Pharrel Payne (13 points, six rebounds).
The Golden Gophers will look to get back on track against No. 5 Purdue on Saturday, Dec. 4. Up next for Virginia Tech, on that same day, is a showdown with No. 18 North Carolina.
Pittsburgh def. Northwestern, 87-58
Make it a clean sweep for the ACC on Monday night. And this one was never really in doubt.
Pittsburgh blew out Northwestern, 87-58, led by Blake Hinson's 22 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Greg Elliott (18 points) and Nelly Cummings (17 points, six assists) added big nights for the Panthers, who took a 16-14 lead with 8:06 remaining in the first half and never trailed again. The Panthers obliterated the Wildcats in the second half by a 50-30 margin.
Chase Audige led the way for Northwestern with 14 points.
The 5-3 Panthers next face NC State on Friday, Dec. 2. Northwestern (5-2) gets No. 20 Michigan State on Sunday.