Huskers Will Head to Clemson in ACC/Big Ten Challenge
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Huskers Will Head to Clemson in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

June 01, 2018

Nebraska basketball’s 2018-19 nonconference schedule is starting to take shape as another piece to the puzzle fell into place on Friday.

Nebraska will visit Clemson in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 26. 

The Huskers also played at Clemson in 2016-17 for the challenge, falling 60-58. Glynn Watson Jr. led the Huskers with 20 points, four assists and four steals but the Huskers turned the ball over 17 times and shot just under 40 percent from the field.

Last season, the Huskers beat Boston College 71-62 in Lincoln with four players notching double-digit scoring games led by James Palmer Jr. with 15. Nebraska is 4-2 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge under Coach Tim Miles and 4-3 overall, one of just two Big Ten teams with a winning record in the event.

Clemson is coming off of a 25-10 season that saw them finish third in the ACC and make a run to the Sweet 16 before falling to top-seeded Kansas in Omaha. Clemson finished at No. 15 in the final AP Poll and went 15-1 at home with the lone loss coming to Duke. 

The Tigers will return their top scorer in guard Marcquise Reed who put up 15.8 points per game. Gabe DeVoe and Donte Grantham exhausted their eligibility (14.2 points per game apiece) but Clemson gets four of their top six back for 2018-19.

The full set of matches for 2018 is below.

Monday, Nov. 26

  • Minnesota at Boston College
  • Nebraska at Clemson

Tuesday, Nov. 27

  • Illinois at Notre Dame
  • Indiana at Duke
  • Michigan State at Louisville
  • Pitt at Iowa
  • Virginia Tech at Penn State
  • NC State at Wisconsin

Wednesday, Nov. 28

  • Purdue at Florida State
  • Rutgers at Miami
  • North Carolina at Michigan
  • Virginia at Maryland
  • Georgia Tech at Northwestern
  • Syracuse at Ohio State

Nebraska will also host Seton Hall in the Gavitt Tipoff Games and Creighton in the annual intrastate showdown. The Huskers are also taking part in the Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City that includes Texas Tech, USC and Missouri State.

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