The reigning national champs, North Carolina, announced on Monday that the program will host a basketball exhibition to benefit the state’s disaster relief fund.
On November 5, East Carolina, UNC-Greensboro, UNC Wilmington and the Tar Heels will participate in an exhibition at the Dean Smith Center that guarantees each school will play for 40 minutes by dividing the time into segments against one another.
“The recent hurricanes caused so much damage,” Williams said in a UNC press release as reported by Charlotte News & Observer reporter Andrew Carter, “We have a unique opportunity to engage with three schools that are part of the UNC system, whose coaches also have close ties to our own program, to partner in this event. I hope fans of all four teams and people who just want to find a way to make a positive impact will come out and support this relief effort.”
Williams was referring to in the press release that ECU coach Jeff Lebo and UNC-Greensboro coach Wes Miller are former players with North Carolina. UNC-Wilmington first-year coach C.B. McGrath has been a longtime assistant during Williams’ tenure with the Tar Heels.
The exhibition will begin at 3 p.m. ET, and all proceeds from the event will be donated to the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund. Tickets are priced at $20 and will go on sale on October 25.
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