UNC Basketball: ACC announces 2024-2025 conference matchups

We now know who the UNC basketball program will compete against in ACC play during the 2024-2025 regular season.
NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament - Practice Day - Greensboro
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Even though the 2023-2024 season is still in progress, the Atlantic Coast Conference is looking ahead to the 2024-2025 campaign.

On Thursday, the conference matchups for next season were announced, as it will be the first year of the 18-team ACC, as California, SMU and Stanford will join the mix.

Before we talk about who the UNC basketball will compete against, here's a breakdown of some important information, given the change in the number of teams the conference will host:

The 20-game schedule for 2024-25 features two games (home and away) versus each of the schoolโ€™s two current partners, along with one repeat opponent (home and away).

The remaining 14 conference games consist of seven home and seven away-only opponents.ย Only 15 teams will qualify for the 2025 ACC Menโ€™s Basketball Tournament, which will be played from March 11-15 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.ย 

To no surprise, North Carolina will play Duke, NC State and Pittsburgh as its home and away opponents.

Here's the full breakdown of the UNC basketball program's 20-game conference slate for the 2024-2025 season:

Home/Away: Duke, NC State, Pitt
Home: Boston College, Cal, Georgia Tech, Miami, SMU, Stanford, Virginia
Away: Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest

Fortunately, the Tar Heels won't have to make any cross-country trips this upcoming season, as the league's newcomers are all scheduled to visit Chapel Hill. If Harrison Ingram returns for his senior season, he'll have the chance to play his former team at his current team's home court.

Other than the addition of the newcomers, there aren't many surprises on the released schedule. North Carolina does have some tough road games, but do get to host Miami and Virginia, two places that are tough to win at.

It's way too early to look ahead, especially given the UNC basketball program's current standing, but it is interesting to see how the new-look conference schedule will break down for next year.

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