UNC Will Play at Michigan State in ACC/B1G Challenge

Jamie Squire

If you are keeping score at home this will be the seventh time in the Roy Williams era North Carolina has played Michigan St. UNC is undefeated in the previous six meetings with three of those happening in the NCAA Tournament. This will be the first time the Tar Heels have traveled to East Lansing to face the Spartans. Could the seventh time be the charm for Tom Izzo against Roy Williams?

The full schedule.

Tuesday, December 3rd

Indiana at Syracuse

Michigan at Duke

Notre Dame at Iowa

FSU at Minnesota

Penn St. at Pittsburgh

Illinois at Georgia Tech

Wednesday, December 4th

North Carolina at Michigan St.

Maryland at Ohio St.

Miami at Nebraska

Wisconsin at Virginia

Boston College at Purdue

Northwestern at NC State

This is UNC's fifth road game in the ACC/B1G Challenge in the past seven years. Instead of delving into some long rant about how the Heels are getting screwed and how Duke "always" plays at home, I am going to assume that other elements of UNC's schedule dictates this. For example, UNC has Kentucky and Texas both playing in Chapel Hill next season so a third major non-conference opponent probably wouldn't make much sense.

Some random notes on the other match-ups.

-Maryland will play in the Challenge despite the fact the ACC had to sit three teams. Clemson, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech all miss out on the event while the traitorous Terps get to play against their future conference.

-Northwestern will play at NC State which mark the return to North Carolin for former Duke assistant coach Chris Collins who now helms the Wildcat program.

-Wisconsin and Virginia are paired together which is as it should be. No one else needs to be exposed to that and hopefully the game will be shown at 3 AM on ESPN8.

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