Mike Woodson knows that his team needs to get through Jackson State before even worrying about North Carolina.

Indiana is off to a 5-0 start after the win over Little Rock on Wednesday. The Hoosiers face Jackson State on Friday in the Hoosier Tip-Off Classic. Woodson noted how his focus is on Jackson State at the moment.

“I’m not worried about North Carolina,” said Woodson. “We’ve got Jackson State coming in here Friday.”

The top-ranked Tarheels will be a good test for Indiana. It will also be the first ranked matchup that the Hoosiers will have this season. After North Carolina, the next potential ranked game will be against No. 14 Arizona.

The ACC/B1G Challenge has some interesting matchups taking place. Ohio State is playing No. 3 Duke on Nov. 30 as well. Virginia plays Michigan, while Illinois plays Syracuse on Nov. 29.

A tune-up game with Jackson State may do Indiana some good before facing the best team in the country.