UNC Basketball: 5 key games for the upcoming season

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Jan 12, 2013; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles guard Aaron Thomas (25) tries to move the ball past North Carolina Tar Heels forward Jp Tokoto (25) during the first half of the game at the Donald L. Tucker Center. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Finally…at last, the UNC basketball season is almost upon us. Late night with Roy is just a little over a month away on October 25th, as it is has always been a great way to kick off the season. Things will start getting more serious November 8th when the Tar Heels have their home opener against Oakland.

This off season hasn’t been a normal one, as it has been filled with drama from the everlasting PJ Hairston saga. From the rental car, marijuana charges, and reckless driving, it hasn’t been a good summer for PJ as he should be fortunate that he is on the team. Many wanted PJ suspended or even dismissed from the team.

Through it all, UNC still has lots of basketball to get ready for. We will be taking a look at the 5 most important games for Head coach Roy Williams and the Tar Heels. Here are 5 of the most important games UNC will play in this season: