Hoops Schedule Taking Shape

North Carolina's 2005-06 basketball schedule is nearly completed. The official schedule will be released later this month, but Inside Carolina has learned of most of the matchups and provides a preview of what awaits the defending national champions.

Highlights include ...

* Preseason exhibitions in the Bahamas.

* Big name non-conference opponents Illinois, Kentucky and Arizona -- and a trip to Los Angeles to face Southern Cal.

* Two matchups with Duke, NC State, Maryland, Virginia and Miami.

* Road-only games with Wake Forest, Florida State and Virginia Tech.

* Home-only contests with ACC newcomer Boston College, Clemson and Georgia Tech.

* Season opener is Nov. 19 versus Gardner-Webb at the Dean E. Smith Center.

View Inside Carolina's 2005-2006 SCHEDULE PREVIEW

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