UNC’s game at BC moved a day later

By R.L. Bynum

The good news is that Carolina’s men’s basketball team still has a game scheduled for this weekend at Boston College. That game, though, will be played at 1 p.m. Sunday (ESPN2) instead of the originally scheduled time of noon on Saturday.

The change will only give the Tar Heels (9–3, 1–0) two days of rest before they visit Notre Dame on Wednesday for a 9 p.m. game (ESPN2).

It will be the first game in 20 days for Boston College (6–5, 1–0 ACC). The Eagles beat Notre Dame on Dec. 3 then lost non-conference games to Saint Louis 79–68 on Dec. 11 and to Albany 61–57 on Dec. 13.

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COVID-19 issues in the BC program led to the postponements of the Dec. 22 home game against Wake Forest and the Dec. 29 road game with Florida State.

The Tar Heels’ home game with Virginia Tech that was scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed because of COVID-19 issues in the Hokies program.

Carolina is 18–6 all-time against the Eagles. They haven’t met since Feb. 1, 2000, when BC won at the Smith Center 71–70 to snap a 12-game losing streak in the series.

UNC is 8–1 at the Conte Forum, with the only loss a 71–67 setback on Jan. 20, 2010.

DateScore, record/
day, time, TV
LocationOpponent
(current rank)
November (4–2)
583–55 exhibition winHomeElizabeth City State
983–67 win, 1–0HomeLoyola Maryland
1294–87 win, 2–0HomeBrown
1694–83 win, 3–0RoadCollege of Charleston
2093–84 loss, 3–1Uncasville, Conn.Y — No. 3 Purdue
2189–72 loss, 3–2Uncasville, Conn.Y — No. 14 Tennessee
2372–53 win, 4–2HomeUNC Asheville
December (5–1, 1-0 ACC)
172–51 win, 5–2HomeX — Michigan
579–62 win, 6–2, 1-0 ACCRoadGeorgia Tech
1180–63 win, 7–2HomeElon
1474–61 win, 8–2HomeFurman
1898–69 loss, 8–3Las VegasZ — No. 18 Kentucky
2170–50 win, 9–3HomeAppalachian State
29PostponedHomeVirginia Tech
January
2Sunday, 1 p.m., ESPN2RoadBoston College
5Wednesday, 9, ESPN2RoadNotre Dame
8Saturday, 1, ESPNHomeVirginia
15Saturday, 8, ACCNHomeGeorgia Tech
18Tuesday, TBA, ESPNRoadMiami
22Saturday, 8, ACCNRoadWake Forest
26Wednesday, RSNHomeBoston College
29Saturday, 2, ACCNHomeN.C. State
31Monday, 7, ESPNRoadLouisville
February
5Saturday, 6, ESPNHomeNo. 2 Duke
8Tuesday, 9, ESPN or ESPN2RoadClemson
12Saturday, 2, ESPN or ESPN2HomeFlorida State
16Wednesday, 8, ACCNHomePittsburgh
19Saturday, 4, ESPN or ESPN2RoadVirginia Tech
21Monday, 7, ESPNHomeLouisville
26Saturday, 2 or 4, ESPN or ESPN2RoadN.C. State
28Monday, 7, ESPNHomeSyracuse
March
5Saturday, 6, ESPNRoadNo. 2 Duke
8–
12
ACC TournamentBrooklyn
RSN — regional sports networks; ACCN — ACC Network; X — ACC/Big Ten Challenge;
Y — Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off; Z — CBS Sports Classic

Photo via @UNC_Basketball

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