Carolina, winners of six-straight games, owns an 11-2 record leading into its final non-conference game of the regular season against a James Madison team that is 10-3 and has chalked up victories this season over ACC foes Virginia and Pitt and also UCLA and St. John's to name a few.
The Tar Heels have averaged over 100 points in its last four games, and leads the ACC in scoring at just under 90 points a game, the fifth best mark in the country.
The defense has been just as good this season, ranking second nationally in both steals and field goal percentage defense.
Thursday will be the third meeting between Carolina and JMU but the first since 1980 and the first time in Chapel Hill.
Carolina stays home to open ACC play on Sunday against No. 8 Maryland at 3 p.m., on ESPNU.