CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- UNC is making changes to its annual season-opening basketball event.
Late Night 2016 will feature an evening-long competition between the Blue and White teams. All elements during Late Night will be scored, and a Late Night champion will be determined following the annual Blue-White scrimmage that closes the night. The Blue/White clashes will include shooting competitions and a three-point shootout.
Former Tar Heel Jesse Holley will host Late Night 2016. Holley played basketball during Roy Williams' first two seasons as the UNC head coach in 2003-04 and 2004-05, winning an NCAA title in 2005. Holley also was a star wide receiver with the Carolina football team from 2003-06 who eventually played three seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. He earned a training camp spot with the Cowboys after winning the Spike TV "Fourth and Long" reallity show that aired in 2009. Holley currently works as a sports radio personality at 105.3 The Fan radio in the Dallas area.
Carolina returns 10 players, including three starters, from the squad that won the ACC regular season and tournament championships before advancing to the NCAA championship game at the Final Four in Houston.
Late Night also welcomes the Carolina women’s basketball team, which will introduce its twelve-player 2016-17 squad at the event. In addition to a dance performed with Carolina’s Misconception Hip Hop Dance Company, the Tar Heels will compete in a brief scrimmage.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. Women's basketball team introductions will begin at 6:45, and the men's basketball introductions will start at 7:30. Admission is free.