Huskers To Face Wake Forest In Womens B1G/ACC Challenge

Photo Courtesy: Maddie Washburn, NU Communications

The Nebraska women’s basketball team will meet Wake Forest for the first time in school history, when the Huskers travel to Winston-Salem, N.C., to battle the Demon Deacons in the 2021 Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

The official announcement was made by the Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conference on Tuesday, Aug. 3. The COVID-19 pandemic prevented competition in the Challenge between the two tradition-rich conferences last year, but the leagues sent a combined 17 teams to the postseason in 2020, including 15 NCAA Tournament qualifiers.

Wake Forest was one of eight ACC teams to claim a bid to the 2020 NCAA Tournament, despite finishing with a 12-13 overall record that included an 8-10 ACC mark. Nebraska earned a trip to the 2020 Postseason WNIT, advancing to the round of 16 on its way to a 13-13 overall record that included a 9-10 Big Ten mark. The Huskers posted five wins over top-25 teams last season.

In 2019, Nebraska was one of six Big Ten winners in the challenge with the ACC, running to an 83-79 victory over Duke at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Game times, as well as television and streaming video coverage, for the 2021 Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge will be announced at a later date. All Big Ten home games in this year’s Challenge will appear on either the Big Ten Network (BTN), Big Ten Network+ or one of the ESPN networks, while ACC home games in the Challenge will be shown on either the ACC Network, ACC Network Extra or one of the ESPN networks.

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