The Nebraska women’s basketball team will play at Virginia Tech on Dec. 1 for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, the conferences announced Monday.
The Huskers and Hokies both qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season. The game represents the second straight time NU has traveled for the Challenge; Nebraska routed Wake Forest 86-60 in 2021.
Virginia Tech was a No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament but lost 84-81 to 12th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast in the first round. The Hokies finished tied for third in the ACC.
The Hokies return four starters, including reigning ACC Player of the Year Elizabeth Kitley, who, at 6-foot-6, is one of the most dominant centers in the sport. Kitley averaged 18.1 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game last season.
The Challenge contest is the first of NU’s announced nonconference games for the 2022-2023 season, although the Huskers’ annual rivalry game with Creighton — which advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight last season — will be on the schedule, as well.
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The full slate of ACC/Big Ten Challenge games:
Rutgers at Boston College
Nebraska at Virginia Tech
North Carolina at Indiana
Florida State at Wisconsin
Georgia Tech at Michigan State
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