Doherty comments on the 01-02 schedule

"Our non-conference schedule is challenging. Hampton beat Iowa State in the NCAA Tournament, St. Joseph's and Georgia State both did well in the NCAA Tournament and the College of Charleston is always a difficult opponent. These are very good teams that might not have marquee names. Of course, we add them to teams like Indiana, Kentucky and Connecticut and I think we have an outstanding schedule. You add Georgia Tech to open the ACC on December 2 and there will be a lot of really good teams for our fans to see in Chapel Hill in late November, early December.

"I don't love playing an ACC game in December, but it takes a little stress off the scheduling in January and February.

"I think the Sunday night games with Fox will do a lot for the ACC. Now we have two TV packages with ESPN/ABC and Fox."

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