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Nebraska Basketball To Travel To Clemson For ACC/Big Ten Challenge Per Report

Nebrasketball will be on the road to take on the Tigers.

David McGee

According to CBS Sports Jon "THIS IS MARCH" Rothstein, who is pretty good with this stuff, the Nebraska Cornhuskers will be on the road for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge next season.

Per #sources, Nebraska will be traveling to Greenville, South Carolina and will take on the Clemson Tigers for the 2 conference challenge.

Clemson, who finished the season last year with a 17-14 record, did not make any postseason tournament. The Tigers finished the season losing 4 of their last 5 games, including their opening game vs. Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament.

Nebraska will try to get back on the winning side of this Challenge, as they lost last year's home tilt to Miami, 77-72 in Overtime. The last time Nebrasketball went on the road with the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, they defeated Florida State 70-65.

Last season, Clemson went on the road in their ACC/B1G Challenge game and lost to Minnesota 89-83.

UPDATE: It's official, and the game is set.

A big piece of Nebraska’s 2016-17 basketball schedule fell into place Tuesday afternoon, as the Big Ten and ESPN announced that Nebraska will travel to Clemson for the 2016 Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

The first-ever meeting between the Huskers and Tigers will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Littlejohn Coliseum. Start time and television information will be announced at a later date.

Clemson finished 17-14 overall and tied for seventh in the ACC with a 10-8 record for Coach Brad Brownell. The Tigers tied a school record with 10 ACC wins and had three consecutive wins over ranked teams (Louisville, Duke and Miami). The Tigers could have three starters returning in 2016-17, including first-team All-ACC forward Jaron Blossomgale (18.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg), as he has not made a decision after declaring for the NBA Draft. Blossomgale is potentially one of three returning double-figure scorers for the Tigers, as Donte Grantham (10.2 ppg; 4.1 apg) and Avry Holmes (10.0 ppg; 2.8 rpg) are also back for the Tigers.

Clemson is 9-7 all time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge following a loss at Minnesota last season, and is 4-4 in home Big Ten/ACC Challenge tilts.

Under fifth-year head coach Tim Miles, the Huskers could return as many as three starters from a team that went 16-18 in 2015-16. Six of the Huskers top-eight scorers could return, depending on the status of Andrew White III, who declared for the NBA Draft without signing with an agent. White, an honorable-mention All-Big Ten pick, averaged 16.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in his first season at Nebraska and would be the second-highest leading scorer returning in the Big Ten in 2016-17. NU also returns guards Tai Webster (10.0 ppg; 4.1 rpg; 1.4 spg) and Glynn Watson Jr. (8.6 apg; 2.4 apg) and sophomore forward Michael Jacobson (4.7 ppg; 4.3 rpg).

NU also welcomes Louisville transfer Anton Gill, and a three-member freshman class (Jeriah Horne, Isaiah Roby, Jordy Tshimanga) which were all ranked in the top-150 seniors nationally by Rivals.com