This December the North Carolina men's basketball team will play its first regular-season game since 1986 at Carmichael Arena, the historic gym where Michael Jordan and James Worthy became superstars.

Due to a scheduling conflict with the 21,750-seat Dean Smith Center, the Tar Heels will host Wofford at the 6,822-seat arena in Chapel Hill on Dec. 15.

The university's December commencement ceremonies will be held that day at the Smith Center, according to a school spokesperson.

The Tar Heels compiled a 169-20 (.894) record at the formerly named Carmichael Auditorium, which opened in 1965, before moving to their current home in 1986.

The men's team has only played there once since, a first-round victory against William & Mary in the National Invitation Tournament on March 16, 2010.

Carmichael Arena is currently the home of the UNC women's basketball program.

--Field Level Media

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