This has been rumored for a few weeks and given both teams are ranked in the top five by most way too early preseason prognosticators makes perfect sense. UNC will host former ACC school Maryland in the ACC/B1G Challenge on December 1st.
Here is the full schedule.
|Mon, Nov 30||Clemson at Minnesota|
|Wake Forest at Rutgers|
|Tue, Dec 1||No. 4 Maryland at No. 2 North Carolina|
|No. 5 Virginia at Ohio State|
|Michigan at NC State|
|Purdue at Pittsburgh|
|Northwestern at Virginia Tech|
|Miami (Fla.) at Nebraska|
|Wed, Dec 2||No. 14 Indiana at No. 7 Duke|
|No. 21 Louisville at No. 12 Michigan State|
|No. 13 Notre Dame at Illinois|
|No. 25 Wisconsin at Syracuse|
|Florida State at Iowa|
|Penn State at Boston College|
As much as the Maryland returning to Chapel Hill for the first time since the Terps left for the Big Ten is a story, it's not the biggest one. Former Duke player Rahseed Sulaimon will be making his return to the Triangle area. Sulaimon was dismissed from Duke's team during the 2014-15 season but will complete his degree in August and enroll at Maryland with a graduate transfer waiver.
On paper, Maryland is well coached and will have plenty of perimeter shooter plus an elite freshman big man in Diamond Stone and proven point guard in Melo Trimble. This will be a very good early test for the Tar Heels in what is shaping up to be another very difficult non-conference schedule. Per Inside Carolina UNC now has home games vs Maryland and Kentucky, will face UCLA in Brooklyn, Temple at the Naval Academy, a road game at Northern Iowa and face two of Northwestern, Missouri or Kansas State in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic. Needless to say this team will be tested early.