Duke, UNC have sights set on national title as college basketball season tips off
College basketball’s regular season tips off Monday, with a slew of teams from the Carolinas in action.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - College hoops will officially get underway on Monday night, with a slew of teams across the Carolinas ready to tip off their seasons.
Among them, No. 2 Duke and No. 19 North Carolina have their sights set on a national title. Meanwhile, NC State, Clemson and Wake Forest are looking to make some noise in the ACC.
Queens is set for its second year at the Division I level, UNC Charlotte will host Maine, North Carolina A&T opens its season with a road date against Pittsburgh, and NC Central will take centerstage against top-ranked Kansas.
Appalachian State will tip off Tuesday, a day later than most schools.
With the Panthers looking like one of the worst teams in the NFL, and the Charlotte Hornets sitting at 2-4 early in the year, college basketball could bring some much-needed excitement for sports fans in the Carolinas.
A slate full of notable Division I games from opening night in the Carolinas is below, complete with times and channels. For a complete list of games happening around the country, click here.
|NC State||The Citadel||7 p.m.||ESPN+/ACCNX|
|North Carolina||Radford||7 p.m.||ACCN|
|Coastal Carolina||Piedmont||7 p.m.||ESPN+|
|UNC Wilmington||Mount Olive||7 p.m.||N/A|
|Furman||North Greenville||7 p.m.||ESPN+|
|Davidson||Washington and Lee||7 p.m.||ESPN+|
|South Carolina||South Carolina Upstate||7 p.m.||ESPN+/SECN+|
|East Carolina||Ferrum||7 p.m.||ESPN+|
|UNC Charlotte||Maine||7 p.m.||ESPN+|
|Pittsburgh||North Carolina A&T||7 p.m.||ESPN+/ACCNX|
|Kansas||North Carolina Central||8 p.m.||Big 12/ESPN+|
|Wake Forest||Elon||8 p.m.||ESPN+/ACCNX|
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