UNC basketball takes on UCLA at Madison Square Garden


We are still months away from the start of the 2024-2025 college basketball season, parts of the schedule are starting to be revealed.

For the North Carolina Tar Heels, they will have another tough non-conference schedule this year, including a visit to Lawrence to take on Kansas. And now they’re adding another Blue Blood program to the schedule.

According to Jeff Goodman, UNC will battle UCLA in this season’s CBS Sports Classic, which will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It will be the second year in a row that the Tar Heels will play at the iconic venue, as Hubert Davis has said he wants his program to have a presence there.

The Tar Heels fell to eventual national champion UConn last season at MSG in the Jimmy V Classic.

The CBS Sports Classic will feature a doubleheader with Kentucky and Ohio State also facing off. Last season, UNC fell to Kentucky in the event held in Atlanta.

UNC is 6-4 overall in the event, including a 2-0 record against UCLA. The last time the two teams faced each other at the event was in 2019. They were scheduled to face each other in 2021, but that was canceled due to COVID-19.

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