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UNC Basketball: 2019-20 Women’s non-conference schedule

UNC’s season starts on November 7 versus Western Carolina.

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On Thursday, the 2019-20 North Carolina Tar Heels women’s basketball schedule was released.

New head coach Courtney Banghart will begin her Carolina career with four straight games in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels begin the season against Western Carolina, then take on Navy, Charleston Southern, and Elon in a two-week span.

UNC travels to Mexico for Thanksgiving and will participate in the Cancun Challenge. In the second game, the Tar Heels will face their toughest test of the non-conference schedule in Missouri.

The Tigers were in the same region as Carolina last season in the NCAA Tournament. Mizzou made it to the second round, losing to second seed Iowa 68-52.

The Tar Heels will face off against Illinois in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, then face local opponent NC Central three days later.

Carolina’s only true road game will come against Alabama prior to the end of the semester.

After the holidays, UNC finishes off their non-conference schedule against UNCW in Myrtle Beach and Yale in Carmichael Arena.

Conference Breakdown:

  • SEC: 2
  • Colonial: 2
  • American: 1
  • Big South: 1
  • Ivy: 1
  • Big Ten: 1
  • Mid-Eastern: 1
  • Patriot: 1
  • Southern: 1

2019-20 UNC Women’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time Notes
Date Opponent Location Time Notes
November 7 Western Carolina Chapel Hill TBA
November 11 Navy Chapel Hill TBA
November 15 Charleston Southern Chapel Hill TBA
November 22 Elon Chapel Hill TBA
November 28 Temple Cancun, Mexico 9 PM ET Cancun Challenge
November 29 Missouri Cancun, Mexico 6:30 PM ET Cancun Challenge
December 5 Illinois Chapel Hill TBA ACC/Big 10 Challenge
December 8 NC Central Chapel Hill TBA
December 15 Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL TBA
December 20 UNCW Myrtle Beach, SC TBA Carolinas Challenge
December 28 Yale Chapel Hill TBA