North Carolina, Kentucky renew series

It's official: North Carolina and Kentucky will renew their basketball series, with a game in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Dec. 14 next season, and another at Rupp Arena in Kentucky during the 2015-16 season.

“I think it’s a great series for both schools and our fans as well as college basketball fans period,” Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said in a prepared statement. “North Carolina and Kentucky have great traditions and, regardless of who you pull for, fans mark this as a must-see game on the schedule.”

After 12 years, the schools did not play this season, citing the expansion of the ACC and SEC schedules.

UNC leads the series 22-13 and has won six of the last nine meetings.