The B1G-ACC Challenge
We’ve arrived to the point in the calendar where the regular football season has ended, and the ESPN sponsored Big Ten-Satan’s Conference... I mean, ACC Challenge has arrived upon us.
Overall, the match-ups this year are a fairly well paired set that promises some great basketball. The B1G will hopefully improve its abysmal 5-12-3 record as a conference in the Challenge, and Nebraska can certainly help with that. Nebrasketball can be proud of the fact they are one of only two B1G teams with a winning record in the Challenge
Nebraska has a 5-3 record (.625), are 2-2 at home and 3-1 on the road including a win at Clemson last season. Purdue is the other with a 10-8 (.556) record. Flopsconsin and Penn St. are both .500 at 10-10 and 9-9 respectively. After that, every B1G team has a losing record as a member of the B1G.
Maryland is 0-5 in the challenge since joining, but was 10-5 as a member of the ACC. Anybody else not really fearing the turtle here?
To give a brief recap of Nebraska’s history in the challenge and how the B1G fared:
2018 Win at Clemson 68-66 (Tied 7-7)
2017 Win over Boston College 71-62 (ACC 11-3)
2016 Loss at Clemson 60-58 (ACC 9-5)
2015 OT Loss to Miami 77-72 (B1G 8-6)
2014 Win at Florida State 70-65 (B1G 8-6)
2013 Win over Miami 60-49 (Tie 6-6)
2012 Win at Wake Forest 79-63 (Tie 6-6)
2011 Loss to Wake Forest 55-53 (B1G 8-4)
The challenge match-ups overall this year including Nebraska are:
Monday, December 2
Tuesday, December 3
Wednesday, December 4
And there you have it folks, the Big Ten-ACC Challenge 2019 schedule for the week ahead. Besides the Huskers, what game are you most excited for this year? How do you think the Big Ten will fare overall? Let us know in the comments!