The Huskies were picked to finish 3rd in the Pac-12 Preseason Media poll while landing four players on the Preseason All-Conference teams.
The Dawgs once again will travel quite a bit in the non-conference, over 12,000 miles, but will take on four teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament a year ago in Baylor, Tennessee, Montana and Gonzaga.
The sophomore guard had a spectacular season which culminated with him winning the Pac-12 Player of the Year Award.
The two programs have met twice with North Carolina having a 2-0 mark ... the last meeting also occurred in the NCAA Tournament on March 20, 2011 with UNC taking an 86-83 win in Charlotte.
Noah Dickerson had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and ninth-seeded Washington made a successful return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in eight years, beating Utah State 78-61 on Friday.