May 19, 2011
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech will host Big Ten newcomer Nebraska in the fifth annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday, Nov. 30, announced by the two conferences on Thursday. The two-day challenge will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30, and Thursday, Dec. 1, and the ACC has won the previous four challenges.
The game time for the matchup with Nebraska and the rest of the Yellow Jackets’ 2011-12 schedule will be announced later this summer.
“We are excited about the opportunity to play the newest member of the Big Ten. Nebraska has a great tradition in women’s basketball and we know it will be an exciting match-up for our fans,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said.
The only previous meeting between Georgia Tech and Nebraska came on March 27, 1992, as the Yellow Jackets downed the Cornhuskers 73-68 in the semifinals of the National Women’s Invitational Tournament in Amarillo, Texas.
Nebraska finished last season with a 13-18 overall record and a 3-13 mark in the Big 12. The upcoming 2011-12 season will mark the Cornhuskers first season in the expanded Big Ten. Nebraska returns its top two scorers from last season, sophomore Jordan Hooper, who tossed in 14.6 points per game, and junior Lindsey Moore, who added 14.1 points per game.
The Yellow Jackets are a perfect 4-0 in the Challenge and the Cornhuskers will be the fifth different team Tech has faced in the annual intra-conference match-up. Maryland and Michigan are the only other teams to sport spotless records in the series.
Fans are encouraged to follow Georgia Tech women’s basketball on Twitter (@GTWBB), and like the Yellow Jackets on Facebook (GTWomensBasketball), for an inside look at the program.
The complete schedule for the 2011 ACC/Big Ten Challenge is below:
2011 CHALLENGE SCHEDULE
Wednesday, November 30
Boston College at Wisconsin
Nebraska at Georgia Tech
Michigan at Maryland
Florida State at Ohio State
North Carolina at Penn State
NC State at Northwestern
Virginia Tech at Iowa
Thursday, December 1
Illinois at Clemson
Purdue at Duke
Miami at Michigan State
Indiana at Virginia
Minnesota at Wake Forest