RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The Atlantic Coast Conference released men’s basketball schedules for the 2020-21 season on Tuesday.
Here is a look at schedules for North Carolina, Duke and N.C. State.
The season opener for No. 16 North Carolina is the first of 27 regular-season games, a schedule reduced by four contests due to the pandemic.
This will be the fewest regular-season games scheduled since UNC played 27 in 2005-06.
The Tar Heels play at Duke on Saturday, Feb. 6 and host the Blue Devils on Saturday March 6.
“It is a difficult and challenging schedule to say the least,” said head coach Roy Williams. “We have a young team with a number of freshmen who are going to get a lot of playing time, and those are the type teams that you’d like to have some scrimmages and exhibition games that none of us have this season. But that’s the world we live in.”
No. 9 Duke will open the 2020-21 season at home on November 25 against Gardner Webb.
Duke will begin the men’s basketball schedule with no fans permitted at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
N.C. State Wolfpack
N.C. State will play 20 Atlantic Coast Conference games and seven non-conference contests for a total of 27 games in the 2020-21 season.
N.C. State opens the season by hosting the Mako Medical Wolfpack Invitational on Nov. 25 and Nov. 27.
The four-team event will be held at Reynolds Coliseum and the Pack will be joined by Charleston Southern, Eastern Kentucky and North Florida.
N.C. State’s ACC home opener is on Dec. 22 when the Pack hosts rival North Carolina.
The ACC Tournament is March 9-13 in Washington.