Basketball Gameday - Wake Forest Hosts Nebraska in ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Chase Fischer had 13 points and hit 3-of-5 3-pointers in last year's win at Nebraska.

Chase Fischer had 13 points and hit 3-of-5 3-pointers in last year's win at Nebraska.

Nov. 26, 2012

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest is set to host the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 14th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday in Winston-Salem. The game will be a rematch of last year's meeting in Lincoln, in which the Demon Deacons prevailed 55-53 on a last-second layup by C.J. Harris. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:15 p.m. at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

Where to Watch & Listen
• Tuesday's game will be televised on ESPNU. Adam Amin (play-by-play) and Bob Valvano (color) will call the action.
• The game can be heard on the Wake Forest IMG College Sports Network and online at WakeForestSports.com. Stan Cotten (play-by-play) and Mark Freidinger (color) have the call.

Last Time Out
• Wake Forest is coming off a 63-57 win over William & Mary last Friday in Winston-Salem. The Deacons erased a 13-point first-half deficit to post the win on Black Friday.
C.J. Harris led Wake Forest with 18 points, 10 of which came in the final seven minutes of the game. Harris and Travis McKie combined to go 9-for-10 at the free throw line in the final 2:15 to seal the win.
• Freshman Aaron Rountree III had a breakout performance, finishing with seven rebounds, five blocks, two assists and two steals to go with four points in 23 minutes off the bench.

The Last Meeting
Wake Forest55
Nebraska53
November 30, 2011
Lincoln, Neb.
Wake Forest Snags Last-Second Road Win Over Nebraska, 55-53
Fischer, Desrosiers' timely shooting, Harris' last-second layup lead Deacs to first road win since Virginia

Today's Opponent
• Nebraska (4-1) is coming off a 74-60 loss to Kent State on Saturday in Lincoln. The Cornhuskers had their four-game winning streak to start the season snapped despite a career-high 27 points from senior Dylan Talley.
• Talley leads Nebraska with 16.2 ppg, while Brandon Ubel is averaging 15.6 ppg and Ray Gallegos 11.6. Ubel is the team's leading rebounder with 8.0 rpg.

Series History
• The Deacons and Cornhuskers are holding a rematch after Wake Forest escaped Lincoln with a 55-53 win in last year's ACC/Big Ten event on Nov. 30. C.J. Harris scored the game-winning layup with 3.4 seconds remaining, helping the Deacons rally from eight down in the first half.

Next Up...
• Wake Forest will face its first true road test of the season when the Deacons play at longtime rival Richmond on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m.
• The Deacons lead the all-time series with the Spiders 38-11, but Richmond has won two straight after snapping a 17-game losing streak to Wake Forest that dated back to the 1990-91 season.
• Wake Forest will then return home to host Triad rival High Point on Wednesday, Dec. 5. The Deacons are 13-1 all-time against the Panthers with wins in each of the past two seasons.

 

 

 

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