Where: Dean Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NC
When: Saturday, December 13th, 6:00 PM
Records: UNC 8-0, ORU 2-6
Okay, we can all stop shaking from withdrawals now.
There is not really much to say by way of previewing this game. The Heels stand to be a little rusty and Oral Roberts stands to be vastly inferior in every way. So my expectation is UNC might be a little sloppy but dominate the Golden Eagles. The primary question heading into this one is whether we have finally seen the end of the "Tyler Hansbrough is a gametime decision" business. Supposedly the ankle is much better after a mandatory seven day break and since the training staff figured out the practice floor beneath the Dean Dome was the cause of Hansbrough shin reaction, I suspect that is no longer a worry.
Marcus Ginyard has been cleared to play but I doubt we see him in this game. Otherwise this is one of those games that is about focus and killer instinct because if you cannot bury the Oral Roberts of the world, who can you bury.
UNC 105 ORU 65