#38 R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #9 R.P.I. North Carolina:
Virginia Tech basketball travels down to Tobacco Road to take on big bad North Carolina basketball on the Thursday night ESPN flagship telecast at 8 o’clock.
The North Carolina Heels are a shinny looking 18 up and 3 down on the year and riding high checking in at 1st place in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings at 6-1 thus far. U.n.c. has been beaten by two traditional powerhouse ranked teams (#6 Kentucky 1oo-1o3 and #13 Indiana 67-76). U.n.c. did get upset by fellow A.c.c. Georgia Tech 63-75 a little over a fortnight ago. U.n.c. does own two ranked wins vs. #16 Wisconsin 71-56 and in-conference #9 Florida State 96-83 just last week. However, U.n.c. is really good, they are still improving and yet they still seem to have a clunker of a game left in them …possibly, two. That rightfully said, U.n.c. is just a dickens of a match-up nightmare for Buzz and Co. down low, and nobody will want anything to do with these slightly limited though very large Heels once the pace of post-season play slows down in U.n.c.’s favor.