As expected, the North Carolina Tar Heels will have a brutal non-conference schedule in the upcoming season. However, which game will be the toughest for them?
That might depend on who you are talking to since North Carolina will clash with Michigan State and Kentucky this season. Both of those teams are top five teams in college basketball and that will probably show once the rankings come out for the 2013-14 college hoops season.
However, Kentucky will be the Tar Heels’ toughest opponent in the non-conference schedule.
The Wildcats will add a bunch of five-stars to their team and will also have two really talented players returning in Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress. As a result, John Calipari’s team is expected to compete for a national championship despite the fact that they did not even make the NCAA tournament last season and will lose a bunch of talent.
On paper this is probably the best recruiting class since… ever. I have no clue how Calipari got this many talented players to come to Kentucky, but that is just what he does.
This contest will be played at North Carolina, so the Tar Heels will have the fans on their side. They are usually pretty tough to beat at home.
Roy Williams‘ team had a “down” year last season, but they are expected to be a top 10 team and challenge for an ACC title, which is pretty much the case every season.
These two powerhouses will put up quite the fight and the victor will have some serious bragging rights.