Haase, UAB to face North Carolina next 3 seasons


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — New UAB basketball coach Jerod Haase has parlayed his North Carolina connection into a three-year series with the Tar Heels.

The Blazers and Tar Heels meet in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Dec. 1 and again two years later. They'll play at UAB's Bartow Arena during the 2013-14 season.

Haase was an assistant at North Carolina under Roy Williams for 13 seasons before coming to UAB in March.

Haase says North Carolina agreeing to the series proves to him that Williams "truly cares about his former players and coaches."

The two teams have met twice before, including a 60-55 North Carolina win at Bartow Arena in the 2010 NIT quarterfinals.

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