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North Carolina Highlights Vols’ Non-Conference Hoops Schedule


Tennessee released its complete non-conference hoops schedule on Friday morning and it’s highlighted by a couple of the top programs in college basketball.

Most notably, the Vols will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., to face North Carolina on Sunday, Dec. 11. The Tar Heels are 8-1 all-time against UT with three straight wins in the series.

Other notable games include an appearance in the Maui Invitational (Nov. 21-23) with a tournament field that includes UNC, Georgetown, UConn, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Wisconsin and host Chaminade, a home contest against Georgia Tech, now coached by former Memphis coach Josh Pastner, on Dec. 3, a neutral-site game in Nashville against Gonzaga on Dec. 18 and a home game against Kansas State on Jan. 28.

The Vols will open the regular season on Nov. 3 against Chattanooga, a team that was 29-6 in 2015-16 and made the NCAA Tournament.

The rest of the schedule is expected to be announced in August, according to a release from UT.

Here’s the full non-conference slate (2015-16 record):

Nov. 3 Chattanooga (29-6)
Nov. 15 Appalachian State (9-22)
Nov. 21-23 Maui Invitational
Dec. 3 Georgia Tech (21-15)
Dec. 6 Presbyterian (11-20)
Dec. 11 at North Carolina (33-7)
Dec. 13 Tennessee Tech (19-12)
Dec. 15 Lipscomb (12-21)
Dec. 18 Gonzaga (28-8) (in Nashville)
Dec. 22 ETSU (24-12)
Jan. 28 Kansas State (17-16)

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