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UNC Basketball: Schedule Updates

Time and TV for the first two home games are updated.

NCAA Basketball: Elon University at North Carolina Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

As you scroll through the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball schedule, “TBA” shows up quite often on the calendar.

With the uncertainties that surround a basketball season during a pandemic, those TBAs allow for increased flexibility if games are postponed.

As seen with college football, postponements and cancellations have caused scheduling headaches. However, this may not be as big of a concern with basketball, especially since there are no back-to-backs on the UNC schedule.

The game times and television provider for the first two home games of the Carolina basketball season have been announced.

The Tar Heels tip off the 2020-21 season against College of Charleston on Wednesday, November 25 at 6:00 PM ET at the Smith Center. The game will be televised on the ACC Network.

After the “Maui” (Asheville) Invitational, and the ACC/Big Ten Challenge against Iowa in Iowa City, UNC returns home on Saturday, December 12 to take on Elon at 3:00 PM. The game will be televised regionally. For those wishing to attend in-person, here is the statement from UNC Athletics on home men’s basketball games this season:

As was previously announced, fan capacity at the Smith Center will be reduced due to the pandemic. Capacity is still to be determined. Similar to procedures for UNC football games at Kenan Stadium this season, the first priority will be allowing family members of student-athletes and coaches to attend. Carolina Athletics will not distribute season tickets this year. Reduced capacity in the Smith Center means ticket availability and seat locations will change from previous seasons to accommodate physical distancing. As a result, an online request system would be used to offer all ticket opportunities in 2020-21.

As always, Tar Heel Blog will provide the latest information on how to watch each game of the season before tip off on game days, and if the capacity rules change at all over the course of the season.