TALLAHASSEE -- One year after losing its ACC/Big Ten Challenge game at home against Minnesota, Florida State will be traveling to Minneapolis to take on the Golden Gophers in a Challenge rematch. The teams will play Dec. 3 in a game that will air on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.

The ACC announced that pairing and others Wednesday afternoon.

FSU lost last year's Challenge contest to Minnesota, 77-68. The Gophers were ranked 21st at the time. They went on to lose to Florida in the Round of 32 in March's NCAA Tournament.

The loss to Minnesota was FSU's second of the 2012-13 season. The Seminoles went on to drop 14 more games en route to an opening-round NIT finish. They were upset at home by Louisiana Tech in the first game of the postseason tournament.

FSU expects a much different outcome this season. The Seminoles were a young team last year, with veteran Michael Snaer as their only senior to lean onto. Although Snaer, who hit three game-winning shots this past season is now gone, the Seminoles expect to be led by seniors Okaro White, Terrance Shannon and Ian Miller this season. Sophomores Devin Bookert, Montay Brandon, Aaron Thomas, Michael Ojo and Boris Bojanovsky and rising senior Kiel Turpin all will have a year of experience in the program behind them.

If the Seminoles can land prized top recruit Andrew Wiggins -- he has one week from Wednesday left to decide where he is going to school -- they stand a good chance of making last year's 18-16 showing a distant memory.

The contest will be one of the first big games for new Minnesota coach Richard Pitino, who arrived in April from FIU. Pitino is the son of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino. Rick led the Cardinals to the NCAA Championship last month.

In addition to a summertime European tour, the Seminoles have already announced their ACC schedule for next season. They will meet all of the ACC's member teams, including Maryland, Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame. Louisville will be part of the conference in 2014.

FSU also will travel to Gainesville to take on Florida on Nov. 29. The Friday night game will precede the Saturday showdown between the football Seminoles and Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

The Seminoles' full schedule will be announced later this summer.

Go here to see the full Challenge pairings from the ACC.

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