Pregame Shootaround: The ACC/Big Ten Challenge begins


Game of the Night: Nebraska at Florida State, 7:00 p.m.

The Cornhuskers were a top 25 team in the preseason, but they dropped a game at Rhode Island already this season. Florida State has struggled this year, but the Seminoles do have some talent on their roster. The problem? They may not be at full strength for a while, as Aaron Thomas and Devon Bookert are both out indefinitely.

Who’s Getting Upset?: Texas Southern at Baylor, 9:00 p.m.

Mike Davis has accumulated a nice amount of talent at Texas Southern, and Baylor is not as good as they have been in recent seasons. The Bears looked terrific in a win over Memphis last week, but they ended up losing to Illinois.

Mid-Major Matchup of the Night: Oral Roberts at Weber State, 9:00 p.m.

Two of the best mid-major programs in the country. Oral Roberts has lost a couple of games since a nice start to the year with a win over Tulsa, while Weber State is still trying to figure out how to replace Davion Berry.

Five thing to watch for:

1. Rutgers at Clemson, 7:00 p.m.: The other ACC/Big Ten Challenge game of the night. Rutgers scored 26 points in a loss to Virginia on Wednesday. Clemson has lost to Gardner-Webb and Winthrop already this season. Lovely.

2. South Carolina at Marshall, 7:30 p.m.: Frank Martin will take his team on the road to Marshall, who has now lost three straight games.

3. Marist at Boston College, 7:00 p.m.: Boston College has actually surprised some people early on this season. They were expected to finish near the bottom of the ACC, but they’re playing well early on.