The North Carolina Tar Heels released the 2018-19 men’s basketball schedule Thursday. As usual, Coach Roy Williams has a challenging non-conference docket lined up prior to the always-grueling ACC regular season.
The full schedule is below:
UNC Basketball 2018-19 Schedule
|Friday, October 12||Late Night with Roy||Chapel Hill, NC||7:30 PM||ACC Network Extra|
|Friday, November 2||Mount Olive (exhibition)||Chapel Hill, NC||7:30 PM||ACC Network Extra|
|Tuesday, November 6||Wofford||Spartanburg, SC||7:00 PM||TBA|
|Friday, November 9||Elon||Elon, NC||TBA||TBA|
|Monday, November 12||Stanford||Chapel Hill, NC||TBA||TBA|
|Friday, November 16||Tennessee Tech (Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational)||Chapel Hill, NC||TBA||TBA|
|Monday, November 19||St. Francis (Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational)||Chapel Hill, NC||TBA||TBA|
|Thursday, November 22||Texas (Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational)||Las Vegas, NV||7:30 PM||FS1|
|Friday, November 23||Michigan State or UCLA (Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational)||Las Vegas, NV||4:00 PM or 6:30 PM||Fox|
|Wednesday, November 28||Michigan (ACC-Big Ten Challenge)||Ann Arbor, MI||9:00 PM||ESPN|
|Wednesday, December 5||UNCW||Chapel Hill, NC||TBA||TBA|
|Saturday, December 15||Gonzaga||Chapel Hill, NC||7:00 PM||TBA|
|Saturday, December 22||Kentucky (CBS Sports Classic)||Chicago, IL||5:15 PM||CBS|
|Saturday, December 29||Davidson||Chapel Hill, NC||TBA||TBA|
|Wednesday, January 2||Harvard||Chapel Hill, NC||TBA||TBA|
|Saturday, January 5||Pitt||Pittsburgh, PA||Noon||Raycom|
|Tuesday, January 8||NC State||Raleigh, NC||9:00 PM||ESPN or ESPN 2|
|Saturday, January 12||Louisville||Chapel Hill, NC||Noon||ESPN or ESPN 2|
|Tuesday, January 15||Notre Dame||Chapel Hill, NC||9:00 PM||ESPN|
|Saturday, January 19||Miami||Coral Gables, FL||Noon||ESPN or ESPN 2|
|Monday, January 21||Virginia Tech||Chapel Hill, NC||7:00 PM||ESPN|
|Tuesday, January 29||Georgia Tech||Atlanta, GA||7:00 PM||RSN|
|Saturday, February 2||Louisville||Louisville, KY||TBA||ESPN or ESPN 2|
|Tuesday, February 5||NC State||Chapel Hill, NC||8:00 PM||Raycom|
|Saturday, February 9||Miami||Chapel Hill, NC||Noon||Raycom|
|Monday, February 11||Virginia||Chapel Hill, NC||7:00 PM||ESPN|
|Saturday, February 16||Wake Forest||Winston-Salem, NC||Noon||Raycom|
|Wednesday, February 20||Duke||Durham, NC||9:00 PM||ESPN and Raycom|
|Saturday, February 23||Florida State||Chapel Hill, NC||3:45 PM||CBS|
|Tuesday, February 26||Syracuse||Chapel Hill, NC||7:00 PM or 9:00 PM||ESPN or Raycom|
|Saturday, March 2||Clemson||Clemson, SC||4:00 PM or 6:00 PM||ESPN or ESPN 2|
|Tuesday March 5||Boston College||Chestnut Hill, MA||8:00 PM||Raycom|
|Saturday, March 9||Duke||Chapel Hill, NC||6:00 PM or 8:00 PM||ESPN|
|Tuesday, March 12||ACC Tournament First Round||Charlotte, NC||Noon, 2:20 PM, 7:00 PM||ESPN2, ESPNU, Raycom|
|Wednesday, March 13||ACC Tournament Second Round||Charlotte, NC||Noon, 2:20 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:20 PM||ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, Raycom|
|Thursday, March 14||ACC Tournament Quarterfinals||Charlotte, NC||Noon, 2:20 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:20 PM||ESPN and Raycom|
|Friday, March 15||ACC Tournament Semifinals||Charlotte, NC||7:00 PM, 9:20 PM||ESPN or ESPN 2 and Raycom|
|Saturday, March 16||ACC Tournament Finals||Charlotte, NC||8:30 PM||ESPN and Raycom|
|March 19-20||NCAA Tournament First Four||Dayton, OH|
|March 21-24||NCAA Tournament First and Second Rounds|
|March 28-31||NCAA Tournament Regionals|
|April 6 and 8||NCAA Tournament Final Four||Minneapolis, MN|
A few non-conference highlights:
- Basketball season will kickoff on October 12 with Late Night with Roy.
- The first regular season game will be Tuesday, November 6 at Wofford.
- UNC will participate in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational, which entails a guaranteed matchup versus Texas and one against either Michigan State or UCLA.
- The Heels’ matchup in this year’s CBS Sports Classic will be against Kentucky in Chicago.
- Gonzaga will travel to Chapel Hill for a rematch of the 2017 National Championship game.
- As per the norm, UNC will host former players and assistant coaches Jerod Haase (head coach of Stanford) and C.B. McGrath (head coach of UNCW) in Chapel Hill
- The Tar Heels will be the first opponent to play in the Schar Center, Elon’s new basketball and convocation center.
Carolina opens conference play on Saturday, January 5 at Pitt and concludes the regular season in Chapel Hill on Saturday, March 9 versus Duke.
What games stick out in the schedule? Which games will you be attending? Let us know in the comments below, and check back with Tar Heel Blog for in-depth analysis on the conference schedule and opponent previews as basketball season nears.