Wildcats to battle TCU in South Padre

Northwestern announced a couple updates to its 2012-13 season schedule, including its opponent for the South Padre Island Invitational.

Northwestern forward Nikola Cerina will have an intriguing matchup in the South Padre Island Invitational. The TCU transfer will battle with his former team in the first round of the tournament.

The Wildcats will battle the Horned Frogs on November 23 during the opener of competition. The winner battles the winner of the game between UAB and Illinois State.

In other news to Northwestern's upcoming slate, the Wildcats will meet with ACC/Big Ten Challenge foe Maryland on November 27th, with tipoff at Welsh-Ryan Arena set for 8:15 p.m.

NU has won each of its last four games in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Wildcats also won their preseason tournament in 2011, the Charleston Classic.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs. He currently resides on Chicago's north side.
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