No. 14 Carolina Faces Stiffest Test At Undefeated Notre Dame
The Tar Heels have seemingly saved their best form for the biggest stages this season with top 10 road wins at Duke and NC State. In addition, Carolina claimed a neutral site victory in December over South Carolina, a top five-ranked team.
The Fighting Irish have already clinched the ACC regular season with two games to play this week.
UNC and Notre Dame have only met three times – all coming on neutral floors. The last meeting was a 60-51 Tar Heel victory in the second round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament.
Strangely, Carolina has been better on the road this year, boasting an impressive 7-1 overall record, including 6-1 in conference play.
Notre Dame leads the ACC in shooting at 51.3 percent against North Carolina’s defense that has limited its opponents to a conference best 35.3 percent from the field. Something has to give Thursday night.
The game will be broadcast on 97.9 FM, WCHL and streamed online through ESPN3.