Blog Entry

UNC headlines 2011 Las Vegas Invitational field

Posted on: June 1, 2011 3:02 pm
Edited on: June 1, 2011 3:21 pm
 


Posted by Eric Angevine


The University of North Carolina is setting up the usual tough non-conference schedule for the 2011-12 season. In addition to the November 11 aircraft carrier game against Michigan State and a November 30 matchup with Wisconsin in the ACC/Big Ten challenge, the Tar Heels will also take part in the 11th annual Las Vegas Invitational. Games will be played in Orleans Arena on November 25 and 26.

The field includes host UNLV, as well as South Carolina of the SEC and Southern Cal from the Pac-12. First-round opponents for the automatic advancers will be Morgan State, Tennessee State, Cal Poly and Mississippi Valley State.

UNC won the event in 2007.

Photo: US Presswire
Comments

Since: Jul 12, 2011
Posted on: July 12, 2011 12:02 pm
 

UNC headlines 2011 Las Vegas Invitational field

Just booked my trip! Looks like the Super 8 is the best bang for your buck.



Since: May 13, 2010
Posted on: June 2, 2011 2:44 pm
 

UNC headlines 2011 Las Vegas Invitational field

is setting up the usual tough non-conference schedule

Mich St, Wisc...then one or two of UNLV/SC/USC?   None of those are striking fear in the hearts of the bb world.  Sure they are good teams, but are any of them going to play for the NC...or give UNC any kids of fits?  No.

South Carolina is not a BB school...Southern Cal....the pac 10 is weak still...UNLV...well they get the home field, but it won't matter.

Go Morgan State.



Since: May 19, 2009
Posted on: June 2, 2011 11:32 am
 

UNC headlines 2011 Las Vegas Invitational field

Yep....UNC sure showed those KY freshmen last year. And what's the big deal about the "usual tough non-conference schedule" as it relates to the LVIT? That field is about as soft as a batch of brownies.

Looking forward to some college hoops!!



Since: Jun 2, 2011
Posted on: June 2, 2011 9:35 am
 

UNC headlines 2011 Las Vegas Invitational field

Sorry KatinTX. Carolina owns KY all time, 22-12.  It'll be more of the same in corRuppt Arena this year.




Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2011 11:34 pm
 

UNC headlines 2011 Las Vegas Invitational field

Pleeeease KatinTexas.  Were gonna show those freshman how to play college basketball.  Welcome to the ACC Rupp.Tongue out



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2011 9:13 pm
 

UNC headlines 2011 Las Vegas Invitational field

They'll get a little non-conference action in Rupp Arena that should piss off most of Orange County, NC.........



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2011 8:20 pm
 

UNC headlines 2011 Las Vegas Invitational field

UNC usually plays a very hard non-conference schedule (Unlike the team just down the road!!)

Both Michigan St. and Wisconsin will be ranked in most all reputable pre-season polls.  However the article doesn't mention the game between UNC(Pre-season #1) and Kentucky(Pre-season #2) in December 2011.  The date has not been set, but they are going to play as it is a 2 year contract.  I would say UNC/Kentucky could be a preview of the NCAA Championship.  You have to realize that universities have long term contracts to play "series" with certain schools.  Those commitments have to be honored even if a team is having a down year.

Furthermore, UNC has yet to complete their schedule, but I am sure they will schedule a road game against a mid-major and possible another Top 25 opponent.  Historically UNC has always played a tough non-conference schedule with some TRUE ROAD GAMES -- ( Unlike the team just down the road!!)



Since: Mar 22, 2009
Posted on: June 1, 2011 7:20 pm
 

UNC headlines 2011 Las Vegas Invitational field

Tough nonconference schedule??

Michigan State won't be very good and wont be ranked preseason. Wisconsin is always solid but noone in the Las Vegas invitational will be ranked besides UNC.

I wouldnt exactly call that a tough non conference schedule. If they are to go undefeated against those teams they would have beaten one team ranked in the preseason top 25.



Since: Jan 27, 2009
Posted on: June 1, 2011 6:27 pm
 

UNC headlines 2011 Las Vegas Invitational field

That will be a big win for UNLV!  A guy can dream can't he.  Once Rice gets the offense on track, we're going to be a force to reckon with.  UNC will be a tough customer with all they have coming back next year, but I think UNLV is going to surprise a lot of people next season.  Go Rebels!  Time to put the "Runnin'" back in the Rebels



Since: Jun 6, 2008
Posted on: June 1, 2011 5:10 pm
 

UNC headlines 2011 Las Vegas Invitational field

That's how we roll.  Tough Non-conference Schedule. 


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com