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CHAPEL HILL - The University of North Carolina men's basketball team begins regular-season play on Friday, November 8th, at home against Oakland University, one of 32 dates announced today by the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Tar Heels have a possible matchup against defending national champion Louisville in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament in Uncasville, Conn., and play 2012 NCAA champion Kentucky at the Smith Center on December 14th.
In addition to 18 ACC games, the Tar Heels play 13 non-conference games and an exhibition (Nov. 1) against UNC Pembroke.
Carolina plays Holy Cross and Belmont at home in the Hall of Fame event and faces Richmond on November 23rd in Uncasville. Fairfield and Louisville are in the other bracket and UNC will play one of those schools on November 24th in either the championship or consolation game.
UNC begins December with a trip to East Lansing, Mich., on December 4th to play at Michigan State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Tar Heels then play their final six non-ACC games in Chapel Hill, beginning with an in-state matchup against UNC Greensboro on December 7th and culminating with a New Year's Eve game against UNC Wilmington.
ACC play begins on Sunday evening, January 5th, when UNC travels to Winston-Salem to play Wake Forest. The Deacons are one of four opponents the Tar Heels play home-and-away. The others include Duke, NC State and Notre Dame. Each of the 15 ACC schools will play four opponents twice and 10 opponents one time. The Tar Heels will play host to Boston College, Clemson, Maryland, Miami and Pittsburgh and travel to Florida State, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Carolina plays at Syracuse on January 11th, is host to Pittsburgh on February 15th and plays Notre Dame twice (in South Bend, Ind., on February 8th and Chapel Hill on March 3rd).
Duke visits the Smith Center on February 12th; Carolina plays at Duke on March 8th, a game that will be featured on ESPN's Gameday.
The ACC Tournament is March 12-16 at the Greensboro Coliseum.
A number of games have times and television designations still to be determined. Those times and designations are expected to be announced by mid-September. The 11th annual Late Night with Roy Williams is Friday, October 25th. More details about Late Night will be announced in the next few weeks.
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