Miami at Illinois (7:00p.m.ET)
To start the challenge off, the Hurricanes travel to take on Illinois. Illinois has been putting up points offensively as of late, now averaging 88 points per game this season (posted over 117 points in the last two games). Ayo Dosunmu and Andres Feliz have been strong for Illini, both averaging over 15 points per game but also big freshman Kofi Cockburn has been superb, now averaging 15.3ppg and 12.3rpg. Will Miami be able to keep up and keep Illinois off the glass (rank No. 1 in offensive rebounding percentage at 46.6). The Hurricanes have struggled offensively but have been really good at limiting turnovers this season. Both teams like to score most of their points inside the arc but Miami will have to step up big to slow down Illinois.
Clemson at Minnesota (9:00p.m. ET)
The Tigers are hoping to get on track with a Power-5 win on the road against a Minnesota team that has struggled against solid opponents this year. Tevin Mack has been incredibly strong as of late for Clemson, both scoring and rebounding the ball while John Newman is coming off a 16-point performance vs. Colorado. Center Daniel Oturu has been a double-double machine, so the battle down low with Aamir Simms and company will be interesting to watch. Both teams score much of their points from behind the arc, so defending the three and getting out on shooters will be the name of the game in this one.