Roy Williams says more ACC games jeopardizes Kentucky series

One of the most exciting non-conference basketball games is the series between the North Carolina Tar Heels and Kentucky Wildcats. Unfortunately, it may be coming to an end.

Earlier this summer, the ACC approved a ruling that expands the conference schedule to 20 games.

As a result, head coach Roy Williams all but confirmed that would bring an end to the home-and-home series with the Wildcats during an appearance on an ESPN podcast.

“My feeling right now, and it could change by ’19, heck I could be fired by ’19, but my feeling right now is to play our conference schedule, play one exempt event where you have really good teams, and other than that play home games to help out your revenue and help out your budget,” Williams said, as transcribed by NBC Sports. “We have the ACC/Big Ten and that’s not going to go away. So it’s 21 games already scheduled.”

After specifically being asked about the Kentucky series, Williams responded with:  “Oh yeah, there’s no question. Why would I need to do that?”

Well, isn’t that a bummer.

UNC leads the all-time series with Kentucky, 23-14.

We will see if they can extend the series lead when the two teams meet on Dec. 17 at the CBS Sports Classic.

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