Six UNC men’s games start at 9 or later; there is a morning start

By R.L. Bynum

There was a lot of bad news for Tar Heels fans who hate late games with the announcement Wednesday of all Carolina men’s basketball starting times. But there also is a game that starts late on a Saturday morning.

Six games will start at 9 p.m. or later, starting with the 9 p.m. Nov. 7 opener against UNC Wilmington.

The number of late games probably has something to do with the Tar Heels’ likely high preseason ranking and expectations. There were only three games that started at 9 p.m. or later last season.

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The game against the Seahawks is the second part of an opening-night ACC Network doubleheader that begins with the Jacksonville at Duke game that airs at 7 p.m.

The other late starts are the 9:15 ACC/Big Ten Challenge game at Indiana on Nov. 30, the 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 home game against Wake Forest, the 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 game at Virginia, the 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 game at Syracuse and the 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 game at Notre Dame.



In a first, the Saturday, Jan. 7 home game against Notre Dame will start at 11:30 a.m.

The first game against Duke in Durham on Feb. 5 will start at 6:30 p.m.

Carolina’s other November home games are against College of Charleston at 7 p.m. (regional sports networks) on Friday, Nov. 11, against Gardner-Webb at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 (ACC Network), and vs. James Madison at noon Sunday, Nov. 20 (ACC Network).

Carolina’s ACC opener at Virginia Tech on Sunday, Dec. 4, will start at 3 p.m. (ACC Network).

The only game that doesn’t have at least a possible start time is the visit to Pittsburgh on Dec. 30 or Dec. 31.

You can see the complete ACC composite schedule here.

UNC has added 6–9 junior forward Beau Maye of Huntersville, one of Luke’s brothers, to the roster as a walk-on. He nearly headed to play for Emory & Henry after his freshman year at Carolina before deciding to stay in Chapel Hill after suffering a knee injury.

Carolina schedule

(current ranking)
28FridayW, 101–40Johnson C. Smith HomeExhibition
7MondayW, 69–56UNCWHome1–0
11FridayW, 102–86College of CharlestonHome2–0
15TuesdayW, 72–66Gardner-WebbHome3–0
20SundayW, 80–64James MadisonHome4–0
Phil Knight Invitational
24ThursdayW, 89–81First round: PortlandPortland5–0
25FridayL, 70–65Semifinals:
Iowa State
27SundayL, 103–101,
4 OTs
No. 18 Alabama
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
30Wednesday9:15 No. 11 IndianaBloomington, Ind.ESPN
4Sunday3 p.m.Virginia TechBlacksburg, Va.ACCN
10Saturday3:15Georgia TechHomeESPN
13Tuesday7 p.m.The CitadelHomeESPN2
CBS Sports Classic
17Saturday3 p.m.Ohio StateNew YorkCBS
Jumpman Invitational
21Wednesday7 MichiganCharlotteESPN
30 Friday TBAPittsburghPittsburghACCN
4Wednesday9 p.m.Wake ForestHomeACCN
7Saturday11:30 a.m.Notre DameHomeESPN2
10Tuesday9 p.m.No. 5 VirginiaCharlottesvilleESPN or ESPN2
14Saturday2 p.m.LouisvilleLouisville, Ky.ESPN
17Tuesday7 p.m.Boston CollegeHomeRSN
21Saturday5 p.m.N.C. StateHomeACCN
24Tuesday9 p.m.SyracuseSyracuse, N.Y.ESPN
1Wednesday7 p.m.PittsburghHomeACCN
4Saturday6:30No. 8 DukeDurhamESPN
7Tuesday7 p.m.Wake ForestWinston-SalemESPN or ESPN2
11Saturday2 p.m.ClemsonHomeESPN or ESPN2
13Monday7 p.m.MiamiHomeESPN
19Sunday1 p.m.N.C. StateRaleighESPN
22Wednesday9 p.m.Notre DameSouth Bend, Ind.ESPN or ESPN2
25Saturday6 or 8No. 5 VirginiaHomeESPN
27Monday7 p.m.Florida StateTallahassee, Fla.ESPN
4Saturday6 or 6:30No. 8 DukeHomeESPN
ACC Tournament
If tickets for home games are available, you can purchase them here. ACCN means the game airs on ACC Network. RSN means the game airs on regional sports networks (in many cases, Bally Sports but also MASN, NESN and Yes Network.)

Photo via @UNC_Basketball

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