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UNC basketball releases its 2019-2020 non-conference schedule

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North Carolina has released its 2019-20 non-conference basketball schedule.

The ACC will release the conference game dates later this summer. In addition to its November game against Notre Dame, UNC will play one more ACC game prior to January. It is the first year the ACC will play a 20-game conference schedule.

Here is an updated look at who UNC is playing this upcoming season.

Early-season matchups and opponents

Nov. 6 - vs. Notre Dame (season-opener)

Nov. 8 - at UNC-Wilmington

Nov. 15 - vs. Gardner Webb

Nov. 20 vs. Elon (Battle 4 Atlantis at Chapel Hill)

Nov. 27 - Battle 4 Atlantis* (Oregon, Michigan, Gonzaga, Iowa State, Seton Hall, Alabama or Southern Mississippi), at Nassau, Bahamas

Nov. 28 - Battle 4 Atlantis* at Nassau, Bahamas

Nov. 29 - Battle 4 Atlantis* at Nassau, Bahamas

Dec. 4 - vs. Ohio State (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)

Dec. 15 vs. Wofford

Dec. 18 - at Gonzaga

Dec. 21 - vs. UCLA* (CBS Sports Classic) at Las Vegas

Dec. 30 - vs. Yale

ACC home opponents (dates to be determined)

Duke

N.C. State

Pittsburgh

Virginia

Notre Dame

Boston College

Miami

Clemson

Georgia Tech

ACC away opponents (dates to be determined)

at N.C. State

at Virginia

at Wake Forest

at Pittsburgh

at Florida State

at Louisville

at Syracuse

at Virginia Tech

at Duke

ACC tournament

March 10-14 - at Greensboro

*Neutral site games



A previous version of this story listed UNC’s Dec. 18, 2019 game against Gonzaga as Dec. 19, 2019. The game was originally slated to be played on Dec. 19, 2019, but date had been changed to Dec. 18 since The News & Observer made a public records request for the contract in December 2018.

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Jonathan M. Alexander has been covering the North Carolina Tar Heels since May 2018. He previously covered Duke basketball and recruiting in the ACC. He is an alumnus of N.C. Central University.

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