Date: Nov. 19, 6 p.m. EST in the Maui Invitational
Game location: Lahaina Civic Center
Series results: UNC leads 5-0; last beat the Bulldogs 76-74 in the 2010 postseason NIT
Last season: MSU finished 21-12, 8-8 in the SEC
Foe to know: Rick Ray, MSU first-year head coach
Ray, formerly the associate head coach at Clemson, begins his first season in Starkville with an unenviable rebuilding year ahead. Dee Bost, the team's top assist man from last season, graduated. Starters Arnett Moutrie and Renardo Sidney left school early. Rodney Hood and DeVille Smith both transferred. Then freshman guard Jacoby Davis tore his ACL in July.
And then Ray kicked Shaun Smith and Kristers Zeidaks off the team for repeatedly violating team rules.