CHAPEL HILL, NC — No. 15 North Carolina will close out its regular season non-conference fixtures against Harvard at Dean E. Smith Center here in Chapel Hill on Wednesday night.
The Tar Heels (9-3) open Atlantic Coast Conference play this weekend and Roy Williams’ side will be hoping to use this game as a final tune-up before the league opener at Pittsburgh.
North Carolina is coming off an 82-60 win over Davidson in its final game of 2018, which saw the team bouncing back from the defeat to Kentucky.
Harvard, meanwhile, beat Mercer 71-67 on Saturday afternoon, while the Crimson (6-5) have won two straight coming into this contest.
The last time these two programs locked horns, North Carlonia needed a late Justin Jackson basket to secure a tight 67-65 victory over Harvard in the first round of the NCAA West Regional in 2015.
Wednesday night’s clash will be the first meeting between the schools in Chapel Hill.
Entering this game, Cameron Johnson is scoring 16.7 points per game and he leads the Tar Heel in that category this season.
Luke Maye (14.2) Coby White (13.8) and Nassir Little (10.8) are all scoring in double-figures this season.
Chris Lewis in scoring 13.4 points per game points per game this season to lead Harvard, while Justin Bassey is scoring 10.5 points per game.
Tip-off time will be 7:00 pm ET, with the live broadcast on ESPN2, WatchESPN and Westwood One radio.