North Carolina hasn’t been without a win on the road since posting an 0-6 record that helped coach Larry Fedora out in 2018.
The Tar Heels (5-4, 3-3 ACC) are eyeing the possibility of that happening this season with their remaining games at No. 25 Pitt on Thursday and the regular-season finale at No. 21 NC State on Nov. 26.
The Panthers (7-2, 4-1) currently lead the Coast Division and mark not only the third straight game against a ranked opponent, but the second straight game the Heels have faced on the road. Carolina lost to then-No. 11 Notre Dame 44-34. Despite the loss, it was the best road performance of the season for the Heels offense.
“We’ve said it before, but three games against ranked teams, including two on the road in 13 days – that’s a load,” UNC coach Mack Brown said. “So I said to our guys, it’s time to grow up. It’s like that. So you have to deal with it and move on.
Thursday’s UNC-Pitt game will air on ESPN.
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The game is also available to ESPN subscribers through the ESPN app and ESPN.com. The link to watch it is here.
Additionally, you can follow the game by following News & Observer reporter CL Brown (@clbrownhoops) on Twitter. He will be at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh to cover the game.
Game Day Details: When does the UNC-Pitt game start?
Which: North Carolina Tar Heels at Pitt Panthers
Or: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Dated: Thursday November 11
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Betting line: Pitt is a 6.5 point favorite.
Series history: North Carolina leads 10-4.
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This story was originally published November 11, 2021 7:30 a.m.