UNC Basketball: 5 key games for the upcoming season

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Mar 22, 2013; Dayton, OH, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack coach Mark Gottfried coaching on the sidelines against the Temple Owls during the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at University of Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

February 26th at NC State

For all UNC fans, we understand why this game is a important one. Tar Heel fans aren’t too fond of NC State fans, and the same can be said about NC State.

Last year the two teams split the season series, with the home team winning each game. In the first game at the RBC Center NC State had a commanding 45 to 26 lead at halftime, but then the Tar Heels came roaring back, but to no avail as they lost by the score of 91 to 83.

The rival teams will face each other twice this year, as they also did last season, but for UNC, the away game against NC State will be the focal point, as they look to avoid losing 2 years in a row at the RBC Center.