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Illinois vs. Nebraska, 2/1/18

Nebraska head coach Amy Williams celebrates a 62-47 win over Illinois during the 2017-18 season.

The pairings for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in women’s basketball were announced on Monday, with Nebraska getting a premier matchup against Louisville.

Nebraska will travel to play the Cardinals in Louisville, Kentucky, on Nov. 29. Louisville reached the NCAA Final Four last season, finishing with a 36-3 record. Louisville, which is coached by former Nebraska assistant coach Jeff Walz, will return four of five starters, including first-team All-American Asia Durr.

Nebraska coach Amy Williams was a player at Nebraska when Walz was an assistant coach. Last year Nebraska lost its game in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge against Clemson 67-66 in Lincoln.

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Sports reporter

Brent has worked at the Journal Star for 14 years. His beats include Nebraska volleyball, women's basketball and high school soccer and cross country.

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