Hoops Schedule Taking Shape

North Carolina's 2009-10 basketball schedule will be released soon, but InsideCarolina.com has learned of most of the matchups and provides an early look ...

* Season opener against Alcorn State on Nov. 9.

* Participation in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, which begins with two regional round games in Chapel Hill followed by a four-team event at New York's Madison Square Garden (Nov. 19-20), along with Ohio State, Syracuse and California.

* A trio of marquee non-conference games, starting with a home game against Michigan State (Dec. 1) and then road matchups at Kentucky (Dec. 5) and at Texas (Dec. 19, played at Cowboys Stadium).

* Other non-conference opponents will be Gardner-Webb, Marshall, Albany, Charleston, Nevada and Valparaiso.

* Two ACC games with Duke, NC State, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

* Road-only ACC games with Boston College, Clemson and Maryland.

* Home-only ACC contests with Florida State, Miami and Virginia.

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