Xylina McDaniel is averaging 10.5 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Tar Heels.
Xylina McDaniel is averaging 10.5 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Tar Heels.
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UNC Hosts Nebraska Wednesday in ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Release: 12/03/2013
CHAPEL HILL - No. 18/16 North Carolina hosts No. 15/13 Nebraska on Wednesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Tip off from Carmichael Arena is scheduled for 6 p.m., on ESPN3.

As part of the Wayback Wednesday promotion, 1/2 price concessions and retro music will be featured pre-game and during timeouts of the top-20 ranked matchup between the Heels and Huskers.

There will also be a scooter giveaway for UNC students in attendance.

Toys for Tots will have a drop off box located in the Carmichael Arena lobby for donated toys.

Carolina enters the game with a 6-2 overall record and is coming off three games at the Cancun Challenge last week in Mexico. The Tar Heels went 2-1in the tournament and was led by Diamond DeShields' 23.3 points per game.

She was named ACC Rookie of the Week yesterday for her work in the Cancun Challenge. DeShields scored a season-best 28 points against Arizona State and had 24 points the day before against Arkansas State.

She joins teammates Allisha Gray and Stephanie Mavunga as the last three ACC Rookie of the Week award winners. The last time three different players from the same school claimed the honor in the same season was Duke in 2002-03.

UNC has a 4-2 record in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge with a perfect 3-0 mark at home. Last year, the Tar Heels won 57-54 over Ohio State at Carmichael.

This is the second all-time meeting between Carolina and Nebraska. The Cornhuskers came away with an 81-75 neutral court win in Myrtle Beach on Dec. 20, 1995.

North Carolina ranks among the top teams in the country in both offensive and defensive categories. The Tar Heels are 10th nationally in scoring at 86.0 points per outing, while at the other end of the court, the team is second in the country by allowing its opponents to shoot only 29.1 percent from the field. UNC is also ninth with 13.1 steals per game.

Carolina will have a 10-day break between games with final exams beginning later this week. The Tar Heels will host Charleston Southern on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m.

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