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January 4, 1986
The men's basketball team won its final game in Carmichael Auditorium, defeating North Carolina State University 90-79. The team moved to the newly completed Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center following this game.
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January 18, 1986
The men’s basketball team played its first game in the Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center. The number one-ranked Tar Heels defeated bitter rival and third-ranked Duke University by the score of 95-92. North Carolina forward Warren Martin scored the first Tar Heel basket in the new arena.
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