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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — On Wednesday we stopped by Blizzard Athletics in order to catch up with two UNCW Seahawk basketball standouts. Keith Rendleman and Tanner Milson were both there to assist with Blizzard’s skill development program. Click the play video icon to see our report.


MIAMI (AP) – Ray Allen scored 21 points, LeBron James had 19 and the Miami Heat embarrassed the Chicago Bulls with a 115-78 victory in Game 2 of the teams’ Eastern Conference semifinal series on Wednesday night.

The Bulls had six technical fouls, and Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson were ejected late as Miami’s lead reached as much as 46 points. The Heat knotted the series at 1-1, with Game 3 in Chicago on Friday night.

Norris Cole scored 18, Dwyane Wade had 15 and Chris Bosh scored 13 for Miami.

Marco Belinelli scored 13 for the Bulls, who got 12 from Noah and 11 from Nate Robinson. The Bulls shot only 36 percent, while Miami connected on 60 percent of its shots.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Michigan visits Duke and North Carolina travels to Michigan State in this year’s Big Ten-ACC Challenge.

The conferences announced the matchups Wednesday for the 12-game schedule to be played Dec. 3-4. Fourteen of the teams played in the NCAA tournament last season.

This marks the first Challenge for the three new ACC schools – Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Notre Dame. Pitt plays host to Penn State, Syracuse is home against Indiana and Notre Dame visits Iowa.

N.C. State plays host to Northwestern and new coach Chris Collins, a former Duke assistant. And Maryland visits Ohio State in its final Challenge as an ACC school before joining the Big Ten.

Wake Forest, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech are the three schools from the 15-team ACC that are left out.

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GREENSBORO, NC (ACC) – 2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge schedule (times and networks are to be determined)

Tuesday, December 3
Indiana at Syracuse
Michigan at Duke
Notre Dame at Iowa
Florida State at Minnesota
Penn State at Pitt
Illinois at Georgia Tech

Wednesday, December 4
North Carolina at Michigan State
Maryland at Ohio State
Miami at Nebraska
Wisconsin at Virginia
Boston College at Purdue
Northwestern at NC State

Challenge Notes

Tourney Teams: 14 teams between the two conferences played in the 2012 NCAA Championship: Duke, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse from the ACC, and Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State and Wisconsin from the Big Ten.
First Challenge Matchups: Seven of the 12 games will mark first-time Challenge matchups: Michigan at Duke, Maryland at Ohio State, Miami at Nebraska and Boston College at Purdue plus the debut of the three new ACC members: Syracuse against Indiana, Notre Dame at Iowa and Pittsburgh against Penn State.
Duke is 21-8 all-time against Michigan, including victories in the 2011 NCAA Championship and 2011 EA Sports Maui Invitational.
Syracuse and Indiana have met five previous times with Syracuse winning the past four games, including last season’s NCAA Tournament Elite Eight matchup.
In addition to first-time Challenge games, several of the teams are infrequent opponents: Nebraska holds a 3-1 record against Miami; Purdue won both previous meetings against Boston College; Ohio State and Maryland last played in 1985, with Ohio State winning three out of five overall games; and Notre Dame will play Iowa for the first time since 1990 and holds a 8-5 series advantage.
Pennsylvania rivals Pitt and Penn State will meet for the first time since 2005 with Pitt winning the past five contests.
Shot at the Bakers Dozen: Duke has won more than any team, taking 12 of its 14 Challenge games.
Following a First with a Rematch: Illinois and Georgia Tech and Wisconsin and Virginia will follow their first-time Challenge meetings in 2012 with a rematch in the 2013 event.
Illinois defeated Georgia Tech and Virginia beat Wisconsin in last year’s Challenge.
Best Three Out of Five: North Carolina and Michigan State and Minnesota and Florida State will meet in the Challenge for the fifth time with each program holding a 2-2 record against their 2013 opponent.
North Carolina, with an 11-3 overall record against Michigan State, won games in 2008 and 2009. Michigan State won in 1999 and 2000.
Minnesota won the Challenge games in 2000 and 2012 and Florida State in 2004 and 2007.
Rubber Match: Northwestern and NC State will square off in the Challenge for the third time. Northwestern won in 2009 and NC State in 2002.
A year ago, the ACC and the Big Ten played to a 6-6 tie … visiting teams won 6 of the 12 Challenge games … the ACC won four of the six games played on Wednesday (Nov. 28) to force the tie.
The ACC leads the Challenge 10-3-1 … ACC teams have won 82 of the 143 Challenge games played to date.
Home teams are 84-49 in ACC-Big Ten Challenge play … the ACC is 46-20 on its home court while the Big Ten is 38-29 … there have been 10 “neutral site” games, with the ACC holding a 7-3 advantage.
The ACC (.658) and the Big Ten (.620) rank 1-2, respectively, among conferences in all-time NCAA Tournament winning percentage.
Since 1988, the ACC (23) and the Big Ten (19) have provided 42 of the 96 teams in the Final Four and have combined to win 10 national titles.
At least one ranked team has played in 70 of the 133 Challenge games played to date … 29 games have had both teams ranked … in the 2001 game between Michigan State and Virginia that was cancelled because of a slippery floor, both teams were ranked.