Monday, May 24, 2010

Tar Heels' nonconference slate coming together

North Carolina still is "working out the details" with a couple more potential nonconference opponents for next basketball season, associate athletics director Larry Gallo said. But the majority of the Tar Heels' nonconference ACC foes are set:

UNC last season extended its series with Kentucky for two more years, meaning the early-season showdown will continue through 2011-12, at least. This year's game will return to the Smith Center.

Junior forward Tyler Zeller's "home" game will be at Evansville, while sophomore Dexter Strickland will travel close to home again, when the Tar Heels play Rutgers at Madison Square Garden.

UNC will play Texas at Greensboro Coliseum, plus home games against Charleston and Long Beach State. (The latter is a three-game deal, which would have allowed the Wear twins to eventually play a game near their home, had they not transferred.) Carolina also will travel to Illinois for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

The Tar Heels also face a solid field at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, Nov. 18-21. Joining them: Davidson, Hofstra, Minnesota, Nebraska, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky and West Virginia.

The ACC usually announces its full schedule in late summer.

-- Robbi Pickeral


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Anonymous said...

Go Heels......Can't wait for the season to start.......Beat the Dookies......

Anonymous said...

The Holes will crash and burn again next year. See ya Roy!

Unknown said...

Hey Anon, why don't you say something good about YOUR school instead of being so negative? OR is there nothing good to say OR is there no school?!