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Heel Tough Blog: UNC Learns Basketball Opponents for 2024-25

The Tar Heels are currently in the midst of competing for an ACC regular season title, and will soon be competing in the ACC Tournament next month, before the NCAA Tournament. But that doesn’t mean the powers that be from making decisions that will impact next season. Earlier today, the ACC announced opponents for every team for the 2024-25 season, with the schedule to be finalized later this year. Of course, the ACC added Cal, Stanford, and SMU to the league last summer, in an effort to keep up in the arms race known as conference realignment. 

Prior to conference expansion, Carolina played five ACC teams at home, and on the road. But with the addition of three more schools, that number drops to three, but Carolina will still play 20 conference games. Here’s a look at the opponents that Carolina will play in the ACC competition next season: 

Home & Away:

  • As always, Carolina will play both Duke and NC State twice in the regular season, once in Chapel Hill, and once in their respective gyms. The other opponent that Carolina will play twice will be Pittsburgh, a team that formed a rivalry with UNC over the years, as a former Duke player and assistant lead their program. 

Home Only:

  • Outside of hosting Duke, NC State, and Pitt, Carolina will also host the three newcomers to the league in Cal, Stanford, and SMU. Additionally, Carolina will host Virginia, Miami, Boston College, and Georgia Tech, to qualify for the only time they’ll face those teams in the regular season. 

Road Only:

  • The road fixtures will feature the return trips to Duke, NC State, and Pittsburgh, along with trips to Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest. Like always, the road games will be daunting, but Carolina should feel relieved they don’t have to travel out west, let alone visit Charlottesville, a place Carolina has frequented for the lone season meeting since the ACC adopted its current scheduling model.

Stay tuned to the Heel Tough Blog for the latest news and notes involving Carolina Basketball.

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