Tuesday, July 10, 2012

UNC, UAB to play 3-year basketball series beginning with 2012 season

North Carolina and UAB have agreed to play a three-year basketball series, beginning with a game this season at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill.

Larry Gallo, UNC's senior associate athletic director who handles the men's basketball schedule, said on Tuesday that dates have not been finalized and that the two schools are still completing contractual details of the series.

Jerod Haase, who spent nine years on Roy Williams' staff at UNC, left the school in March to become the head coach at UAB. The Blazers will meet the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill during the 2012-13 season. The Tar Heels will travel to Birmingham, Ala., during the 2013-14 season.

The teams will return to Chapel Hill in the 2014-15 season. Gallo said he expects UNC's full 2012-13 schedule to be released in early August.

- Andrew Carter