Tar Heels agree to three games against UNCG
Posted February 28, 2013
Chapel Hill, N.C. — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels will play three regular-season basketball games against their UNC-Greensboro counterparts over the next three seasons, the teams announced Thursday.
The teams have never met on the basketball court.
The first game sees the Spartans traveling to Chapel Hill Dec. 7. UNC will be the road team in Greensboro during the 2014-15 season and the Spartans return to the Dean Smith Center in the 2015-16 season. Dates for the second and third contests have yet to be set.
The Spartans, who play in the Southern Conference, are 8-20 in head coach Wes Miller's first season. Miller, who was the youngest head coach in Division I when he was elevated from assistant in December 2011, played at UNC under Roy Williams and was a team captain in his senior year (2007).
In a statement Thursday, Williams said, "If we can help one of our former players who is coaching another team, that is also great for our program. Wes is a great young coach who did a fabulous job as a player at North Carolina and is an important part of our UNC family. We look forward to competing against his teams."