North Carolina State will visit the Kohl Center on November 27, giving UW a non-conference home game against a team that made the NCAA tournament last season and appears to be a program on the rise under coach Kevin Keatts.
Florida State leads the series with Purdue by a 2-0 margin, defeating the Boilermakers during the 1974-75 and 2005-06 seasons.
Indiana's Big Ten-ACC Challenge game against Duke will be its third against the Blue Devils in four seasons in the event.
Duke is 17-2 (.895) all-time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, marking both the most wins and best winning percentage of any team in the event.
Game times and network assignments will be announced later. The Cardinals went 22-14 in 2017-18 under interim coach David Padgett, following the dismissal of Rick Pitino shortly before the season. The Hoosiers played Duke on the road during the 2015-16 season, losing 94-74 as then-freshman Brandon Ingram scored 24 points for the Blue Devils. Coach Roy Williams received great news earlier in the week when Luke Maye took his name out of the NBA Draft to return for his senior season. Virginia defeated Maryland 76-65 in College Park in the 2014 Challenge and has won seven of the last eight meetings between the teams.
Other key matchups include Virginia visiting former Atlantic Coast Conference program Maryland and Purdue going to Florida State.
In print and on the Internet, Cross continues to write for Lindy's Sports Annuals as one of the primary writers for the College Basketball preview as well as a writer on the Lindy's College Football preview staff.