Hoops Schedule Taking Shape

North Carolina's 2008-09 basketball schedule will be released in the next few days, but InsideCarolina.com has learned of most of the matchups and provides an early look ...

* "Late Night with Roy Williams" scheduled for Oct. 24.

* Season opener Nov. 15 vs. Penn at the Smith Center, with home game against Kentucky three days later.

* Participation in the Maui Invitational, with a potential semifinal matchup against Oregon or Alabama and possible title game opponents of Notre Dame and Texas.

* Hawaii is the longest road trip, but UNC will also have road games at Santa Barbara, Calif. (vs. UCSB), Detroit, Mich. (ACC/Big 10 Challenge showdown vs. Michigan State), Chicago, Ill. (vs. Valparaiso), and Reno, Nev. (New Year's eve vs. Nevada).

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

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

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

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