If there was one place and one team that could distract from what North Carolina failed to achieve this season, it’s South Bend, Indiana and No. 11 Notre Dame.
The Tar Heels (4-3) face their first of three ranked opponents in three straight weeks. Should Carolina return with the upset, it would change the outlook for their final five games which would conclude with a Nov. 26 date at rival NC State.
“You could get out of here, win nine games and make people who are disappointed in you really happy and get out of this thing really, really well,” UNC coach Mack Brown said.
The Fighting Irish (6-1) have never lost at home to UNC in 12 games. They also boast the longest active winning streak against unranked teams, which has now reached 37 consecutive games.
Brown said Saturday’s game will serve as a barometer for the Heels similar to last season’s game. Notre Dame physically outplayed Carolina in the fourth quarter in their 31-17 win last season, prompting Brown to stress his need for depth to keep players fresh in the final period.
“What we have to do is keep building a program because obviously our goals (this season) have changed,” Brown said. “We try to get the seniors to finish well to get them into a bowling match.”
Saturday’s UNC-Notre Dame game will air on NBC.
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Additionally, you can follow the game by following News & Observer reporter CL Brown (@clbrownhoops) on Twitter. He will be at Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame, Indiana, to cover the game.
Game Day Details: When will UNC– Kick-off of the Notre-Dame match?
WHO: North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Or: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Ind.
Dated: Saturday October 30
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Betting line: Notre Dame is a 3.5 point favorite.
Series history: Notre Dame leads 19-2.
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