The high flying #9 North Carolina Tar Heels look to add another win to their current six-game winning streak, as the sneaky good Virginia Tech Hokies head on down to Chapel Hill in a Thursday night ACC showdown. On paper, UNC should get their seventh consecutive win (which I would expect them to), but Virginia Tech has been playing some pretty good ball as of late.
Currently sitting atop the ACC, the Tar Heels had to grind out a win against Boston College on Saturday 90-82, but you know what they say, “a win is a win.” UNC has been on an absolute roll lately winning eight out of their last 10 games, including six in a row. They currently hold a 1/2 game lead over both Florida State and Virginia for the ACC lead, and with the way they’re playing now, I can’t imagine anyone taking over the top spot from them. Their schedule doesn’t get any easier for the rest of the season, as they have to face Duke and Virginia both twice, Notre Dame, and Louisville. Although I don’t see them having too much trouble tonight, UNC can’t afford a loss with their remaining scheduling being quite tough.
After losing three out of four games in a recent stretch, the Hokies have bounced back nicely with two straight wins over ACC opponents in Georgia Tech and Clemson, respectively. Their biggest win of the season came against then #5 Duke, where they absolutely smacked them around 89-75. The Hokies have been surprisingly good this year with a 15-4 record, and 4-3 record in ACC play. A win tonight on the road against another Top 10 team would be huge a huge resume booster when the committee is deciding who to give a tournament bid to come March. It’ll definitely be a tough one for Virginia Tech tonight for sure, but we’ll just have to wait and see if they can pull off another big upset.
Virginia Tech Hokies vs. UNC Tar Heels Viewing Details
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 8:00 P.M. ET
Location: Dean E. Smith Center; Chapel Hill, North Carolina
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream (computer): WatchESPN
Live Stream (mobile): ESPN App
Spread: UNC -15
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