Sun Pocono will look to bounce back after losing two of their last three games to return to the title race in the Atlantic Coast Conference title race.
Sun POCono will open the season with its first game at the new home of the Sun Devils at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday night against the North Carolina Tar Heels (10:30 p.m.
Sun Poco, which had been ranked No. 13 in the preseason polls after beating Charlotte 55-46 in Durham on Monday, will travel to Raleigh for a rematch of the 78-56 loss in Durham in October.
Sun Devils coach Mark Bylsma had a 1-5 record in his first seven games as the team’s coach after leaving the University of Connecticut following the 2014-15 season.
Sun Atlantic won the first two games of the year before losing to No. 16 St. John’s in the first round of the tournament.
Sun Pacific lost to North Carolina and Virginia Tech in the second round.
Sun Devil fans will get a chance to see their team play again this season after losing three games in a row and losing to Virginia Tech, 61-50, in Charlottesville last week.
Sun State’s win over North Carolina in the opening round of tournament play will also provide a bit of optimism for Sun Poconos chances to get back to the ACC championship game for the first time since 2008.
Sun Sports will televise Sun Pocho games for the second straight season.