UNC Basketball Schedule Released

UNC released its 2016-2017 men's basketball schedule Monday. After falling in the national championship game at the end of last season, UNC will look to repeat as ACC champions and make another NCAA Tournament run with key returnees like Kennedy Meeks, Justin Jackson, Joel Berry and Isaiah Hicks. Head coach Roy Williams returns for his 14th season in Chapel Hill with 783 career wins.

The Tar Heels will play in the Maui Invitational Tournament for the first time since 2012. The Tournament will feature Connecticut, Oklahoma State, Georgetown, Oregon, Tennessee and Wisconsin. UNC last won the Invitational in 2008. 

Late Night With Roy, a celebration of the beginning of the season, is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14.

 

UNC basketball schedule on Scribd

 

Some notable dates and opponents in the Heels' schedule:

Nov. 11 - at Tulane (regular season opener)

Nov. 13 - Chattanooga (home opener)

Nov. 21 - Nov. 23 - Maui Invitational

Nov. 30 - at Indiana (part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge)

Dec. 17 - Kentucky (CBS Sports Classic in Las Vegas at the new T-Mobile Arena)

Dec. 21 - Northern Iowa (Handed UNC its first defeat last year)

Dec. 31 - at Georgia Tech (ACC Opener)

Jan. 7 - N.C. State

Jan. 11 - at Wake Forest

Jan. 16 - Syracuse (Final Four rematch)

Feb. 4 - Notre Dame

Feb. 9 - at Duke 

Feb. 15 - at N.C. State

Feb. 18 - Virginia

Feb. 27 - at Virginia

March 4 - Duke 

The ACC Tournament will be played at the Barclays Center in New York City starting on March 7.

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