Where: Dean Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NC
When: December 19th, 7:00 PM
TV: ESPN Hates U
Records: UNC-CH 8-1, FAU 4-5
If you are looking for a storyline to this game, ACC Now has it:
UNC added Florida Atlantic to the basketball schedule after Matt Doherty left FAU for SMU.
Doherty's replacement, Rex Walters, offers Roy Williams a chance to coach against one of his favorite former players.
Yeah, that is about all we will find interesting about this one. FAU is 4-5 overall but lost to UKMC by 15. UKMC went to College Park and got thrashed by Maryland by 51 points. So, in short this is going to be nothing more than one of those "building block" games as Eric Montross has called them on the Tar Heel Radio Network. Of course the radio is the only place you will likely have any contact with the game because this one and the next one against St. Louis are on ESPNU. They must have figured since no one would really be watching anyway why not stick it on a channel no one really gets. I am sure it makes perfect sense in Bristol.
UNC 109 FAU 62