With Andrew Wiggins or not, North Carolina will be a top team next season. With P.J. Hairston and James Michael McAdoo returning to Chapel Hill, Roy Williams has high expectations for his team and with every right to do so.
UNC will not back down from the challenge and will go out and play three of the top-five projected teams in the non-conference to get ready for the new and improved ACC that will be a difficult conference to come out on top of.
North Carolina is set to take on the No. 1 team in Kentucky as they have renewed their home-and-home series. Kentucky is arguably going to have the best team in college-basketball history and that game will be a huge telling point of how good the Tar Heels will be next season.
A step down from Kentucky is the defending national champions. North Carolina will also take on the Louisville Cardinals next season in a match-up that will provide plenty of exciting plays and a great ending.
Their third opponent in the top 5 that they will take on in out-of-conference play is Michigan State. UNC will go on the road to take on the Spartans in the ACC/Big 10 challenge. The Tar Heels and Spartans have great players and it will provide for a quality game.
Carolina will make a statement with how they play in these three games before conference play and it will be a tell tale sign of what to expect in ACC play and in the NCAA tournament.