Where: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NC
When: January 19th, 9:00 PM
Records: UNC 16-2, 3-1 ACC; Georgia Tech 13-4, 2-2 ACC
Basically this game will come down whether GT can do anything with the Tar Heel duo on the interior. Last year Hansbrough went for a UNC freshman record of 40 points rallying UNC from some ridiculous margin in the first half for the win. The question is whether or not UNC can dominate the middle that way again. The other intriguing matchup is among the freshmen. In the old days Ty Lawson vs Javaris Critteton and Thaddeus Young vs Brandan Wright would be something to watch for four years. This could be the only year you see all of these guys playing at the same time. Add Wayne Ellington to the mix and it should be a fun game especially since both of these teams love to run the floor. I think UNC is simply the better team and the Jackets will not have an answer for the Heels' interior game.
UNC 102 Georgia Tech 80