CHAPEL HILL— And at long last, we have a North Carolina basketball schedule. UNC moment ago released its 2012-13 schedule.
Here it is:
Fri. Oct. 26 vs. Shaw (exhibition), 7:30 p.m., GoHeels.com
Fri. Nov. 9 vs. Gardner-Webb, TBA, TBA
EA Sports Maui Invitational Hosted by Chaminade University
Sun. Nov. 11 vs. Florida Atlantic, 2:30 p.m., ESPNU
Fri. Nov. 16 at Long Beach State, 11 p.m., ESPNU
EA Sports Maui Invitational Hosted by Chaminade University, Lahaina Civic Center, Maui, Hawaii
Mon. Nov. 19 vs. Mississippi State, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, 6 p.m., ESPN2
Tue. Nov. 20 vs. Butler or Marquette, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, 2:30 or 8 p.m., TBA
Wed. Nov. 21 vs. Chaminade, Illinois, Southern California or Texas, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, TBA, TBA
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Tue. Nov. 27 at Indiana, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Sat. Dec. 1 vs. UAB, 6 p.m., ESPNU
Sat. Dec. 8 vs. East Tennessee State, TBA, TBA
Sat. Dec. 15 vs. East Carolina, Noon, ESPNU
Wed. Dec. 19 at Texas, 9 p.m., ESPN2
Sat. Dec. 22 vs. McNeese State, 1 p.m., ESPNU
Sat. Dec. 29 vs. UNLV, 2 p.m., ESPN2
Sun. Jan. 6 at Virginia, 8 p.m., ESPNU
Thu. Jan. 10 vs. Miami, 7 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
Sat. Jan. 12 at Florida State, 2 p.m., ESPN
Sat. Jan. 19 vs. Maryland, Noon, ESPN
Wed. Jan. 23 vs. Georgia Tech, 9 p.m., ESPN
Sat. Jan. 26 at N.C. State, 7 p.m., ESPN
Tue. Jan. 29 at Boston College, 9 p.m., ESPNU
Sat. Feb. 2 vs. Virginia Tech, Noon, ACC Network
Tue. Feb. 5 vs. Wake Forest, 7 p.m., ESPNU
Sat. Feb. 9 at Miami, 2 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2
Wed. Feb. 13 at Duke, 9 p.m., ESPN/ACC Network
Sat. Feb. 16 vs. Virginia, Noon, ACC Network
Tue. Feb. 19 at Georgia Tech, 9 p.m., ACC Network
Sat. Feb. 23 vs. N.C. State, 4 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
Thu. Feb. 28 at Clemson, 7 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2
Sun. March 3 vs. Florida State, 2 p.m., CBS
Wed. March 6 at Maryland, 7 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
Sat. March 9 vs. Duke, 9 p.m., ESPN
So there you have it. Stay tuned for some initial thoughts on the schedule.
David Scott has been with the Observer for 28 years and has written about ACC, SEC and other college sports in the Charlotte region. He covers Wake Forest, South Carolina and college soccer for the Observer and (Raleigh) News & Observer.
J.P. Giglio covers the ACC for the News & Observer, where he has worked since 1997, and the Observer.
Andrew Carter covers the North Carolina Tar Heels for the Observer and News & Observer.
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Chip Alexander covers the Carolina Hurricanes and college football for the News & Observer, where he has worked since 1979, and the Observer.
Luke DeCock has worked for The News & Observer since 2000. He covered the Carolina Hurricanes and the NHL before becoming a sports columnist for the Observer and News & Observer in August 2008.
Tim Crothers is an author and former senior writer at Sports Illustrated who is joining the sports staff to write a regular column during the rest of the college basketball season.