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#4 Boston College vs #1 UNC

What: ACC Tournament Semifinal
Where: St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa Bay, FL
When: March 10th, 1:30 PM
TV: Raycom/LF
Records: UNC 26-6, Boston College 20-10
ACC Tournament Results: UNC-def. FSU 73-58; BC-def. Miami 74-71(OT)

Forget about what happened last month in Chestnut Hill because it does not matter now. Basically this game will be predicated on how well Tyler Hansbrough plays with the mask on given the physical nature of the BC team. If there are issues similar to what we saw against FSU then it will fall back on Reyshawn Terry and the freshmen to provide offensive production. I will say that I liked what I saw from UNC against FSU and I am getting a feeling that this team is rolling. I also listened to several interviews in the local media and the players are cognizant that it has been nine years since the last ACC title for UNC and there seems to be a desire to win the ACC Championship as a catalyst for the NCAAs

As to what I would expect from BC, whoever is tasked to guard Tyrese Rice will have their hands full. Rice makes Lawson less of a threat because he can match his speed and keep Lawson out of the lane. Rice was extremely good versus Miami and if he is hot it will be neccessary to bother him as much as possible and play great defense on the rest of the BC team to ensure BC's offense does not really get going.

Also, this is a rematch of the ACC semifinal UNC lost a year ago.

UNC 76 BC 66