Huskers Look to Bounce Back Against Wake Forest in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

By: Courtesy: NU Media Relations
By: Courtesy: NU Media Relations

The Nebraska men's basketball team hits the road for the first time this season, as the Huskers trek to Winston-Salem, N.C., to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge presented by Dick's Sporting Goods.

Tipoff from Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum is set for 8:15 p.m. and the game will be televised nationally on ESPNU with Adam Amin and Bob Valvano on the call. The Huskers' game at Wake Forest is available on the WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com.

Tuesday's game will be carried across the state on the 29-station Husker Sports Network, including primary flagship stations KLIN (1400 AM/94.5 FM) in Lincoln, KFAB (1110 AM) in Omaha and KRVN (880 AM) in Lexington, with Kent Pavelka and Matt Davison calling all of the action. The game can be heard for free on Huskers.com and is also available on the Huskers' app on iOS or android devices.

Tuesday's matchup is part of the two-day ACC/Big Ten Challenge which takes place on campus sites on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Big Ten has won the last three Challenges, including an 8-4 mark last season, after the ACC won the first 10 events.

On Tuesday, the Huskers will have a rematch against a Wake Forest team which pulled out a 55-53 win in Lincoln last November. In that game, C.J. Harris hit a leaning bank shot with three seconds left to give the Demon Deacons the win.

Nebraska (4-1) looks to bounce back following a 74-60 loss to Kent State in the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic Saturday night. Senior guard Dylan Talley led the Huskers with a career-high 27 points, but Nebraska struggled on the defensive, allowing the Golden Flashes to shoot 60 percent in the second half, to deny the Huskers the outright title of the Cipriano Classic. Talley has performed well in his first season as a starter, pacing the Huskers in scoring at 16.2 points per game to rank seventh in the Big Ten. Of the top 15 scorers in the Big Ten, he is the only one who was not a starter last season. The 6-foot-5 guard also leads NU in assists (3.0 per game) and is second in rebounding (6.2 per game).

Wake Forest is 3-2 on the season following a 63-57 win over William and Mary last Friday and brings a two-game win streak into the matchup with Nebraska.


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