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Clemson, Minnesota Paired in Challenge

Clemson, Minnesota Paired in Challenge

CLEMSON, S.C. — For the second time in the history of the event, Clemson men’s basketball will play at Minnesota in the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Tigers will face the Golden Gophers on Nov. 30, ESPN announced Wednesday. The exact game time and network will be determined at a later date.

• Clemson won the 2006 challenge matchup in Minneapolis, 90-68. The 22-point margin of victory is Clemson’s largest in the event that began in 1999.

• This will be Clemson’s first road game in the challenge since 2011, when Brad Brownell’s second team defeated Iowa by a score of 71-55.

• The Tiger program is 9-6 all-time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, including a stellar 5-2 mark on the road.

• Clemson has won its last four road games in the event, at Penn State, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa.

• Graduate manager Vernon Hamilton was a senior that played in the 2006 game at Minnesota; he posted 13 points and seven assists in a contest that saw the Tigers make 12 three-point goals.

• Brownell has coached at Williams Arena’s unique elevated court previously as the associate head coach at UNC Wilmington, when the Seahawks beat the Gophers 58-50 in 2001-02.

2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups 

Monday, Nov. 30 Clemson at Minnesota• Wake Forest at Rutgers

Tuesday, Dec. • Maryland at North Carolina• Virginia at Ohio State• Michigan at NC State• Purdue at Pittsburgh• Northwestern at Virginia Tech• Miami (Fla.) at Nebraska

Wednesday, Dec. 2• Indiana at Duke• Louisville at Michigan State• Notre Dame at Illinois• Wisconsin at Syracuse• Florida State at Iowa• Penn State at Boston College