UNC basketball faces Hawaii before the Maui Invitational

The 2024-25 college basketball season is still months away, but we're already taking a look at North Carolina's non-conference schedule.

Since the Tar Heels will compete in the Maui Invitational in 2024, the Tar Heels will make the trip a little earlier. They will play Hawaii on the road in November, just days before the Maui Invitational.

College basketball analyst Jon Rothstein confirmed Wednesday that the game is non-conference. It's a game that was supposed to take place in 2020, but because the games were moved to North Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the two teams couldn't compete against each other.

The Maui Invitational field is also filled in 2024. UNC is joined by Auburn, Colorado, Iowa State, Dayton, Memphis, Michigan State and reigning national champion UConn.

The event will take place November 25-27, 2024 at the historic Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, Hawaii. UNC's matchup at Hawaii is Nov. 22.

This will be the sixth meeting ever between the two teams, with all but one taking place in Hawaii. UNC's last trip to Hawaii ended with an 83-68 win in 2016.

UNC's non-conference schedule also includes home games against Elon and La Salle and a road game at Kansas. The Jumpman Invitational features a neutral-site game against Florida. They will also play in the CBS Sports Classic against UCLA or Ohio State.

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