|FIU will play North Carolina as scheduled|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 01 September 2009 07:08|
The Golden Panthers say they would have preferred to play Ohio State in the event's opening round. Tournament organizers, however, ultimately decided FIU was a better fit for the defending national champions instead.
FIU considered several options, including pushing back its appearance in the event to 2010, before agreeing to play the game - which will be Isiah Thomas' first as coach of the Golden Panthers.