Preview for UNC Basketball: Versus Georgia Tech, Jan. 23


UNC will face a seasoned Georgia Tech backcourt led by point guard Mfon Udofia, who has greatly improved this season. Udofia averages 9.9 points per game. UNC’s Marcus Paige is coming off a 6 assist, 0 turnover performance. Edge: GT


Like UNC, Georgia Tech’s frontcourt is also young. Freshman Marcus Georges-Hunt is averaging in double figures and leads the team in scoring. But James Michael McAdoo scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against Maryland. Edge: UNC


Georgia Tech has a reliable sixth man in Kammeon Holsey, who is the team’s fourth leading scorer and third leading rebounder. UNC gets its spark off the bench from P.J. Hairston. UNC will be in even better shape if Leslie McDonald is healthy. Edge: UNC


Georgia Tech has gotten the better of UNC in four of the last five times the two have met, but the Tar Heels defeated GT last season in Chapel Hill. The Yellow Jackets have also struggled on the road, losing all three of their true road games. Edge: UNC

The Bottom Line — UNC 70 , GT 58

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