CHAPEL HILL – We’re less than three months away from the return of college basketball and the UNC Women’s basketball team, with high expectations heading into this season, will be put to the test early as one of four teams included in ESPN’s College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.

The Tar Heels host No. 3 Tennessee on Monday, Nov. 11 at 9 p.m., on ESPN2. This will be the 19th meeting between UNC and Tennessee.

ESPN is kicking-off the opening of the college basketball season with the College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon providing more than 24 hours of consecutive basketball coverage.

ESPN2 will televise both women’s games. The first features No. 1 Connecticut hosting No. 4 Stanford at 7 p.m., followed by the Tar Heels and Lady Vols.

All telecasts will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.