Clemson to face Minnesota in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

Clemson's Landry Nnoko (35) shoots over Wake Forest's Devin Thomas during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/The Independent-Mail, Mark Crammer)

CLEMSON – For the first time in four years, Clemson will hit the road for the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

It was announced Wednesday as part of the yearly basketball event’s 14 matchups Clemson is set to travel to 2014 NIT champion Minnesota on Mon. Nov. 30, one of two games tipping off the series before a wealth of matchups Dec. 1-2.

Clemson (16-15 in 2014-15) is 2-4 all-time vs. Minnesota (18-15), last having met in the Tigers’ 90-68 victory in 2006. Clemson is 15-16 all-time against traditional Big Ten squads (not counting its track record vs. Maryland, a longtime ACC member) and 9-6 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, including an impressive 5-2 mark on the road.

Clemson and Minnesota were each part of the 2014 NIT final four in Madison Square Garden. The Tigers fell in the semifinals there to SMU, which lost to the Golden Gophers in the final.

Clemson has dropped its last two ACC-Big Ten Challenge appearances, both at home to Rutgers in 2014 and Purdue in 2012.