Georgia Tech Preview

The Tar Heels open the ACC season extra early this year, as they square off against Georgia Tech Sunday evening at the Smith Center -- in search of their first win of the season. Tipoff is at 6:00 p.m. on Fox Sports Net.

Georgia Tech (3-3) at North Carolina (0-3)
6:00 p.m.
Fox Sports Net

Gameday Links:
Raleigh N&O - Doherty still has attitude amid UNC gut-check
Raleigh N&O - Heels still seek first win
Chapel Hill News - Heels try to avoid 0-4 start
Durham H-S - Tar Heels: We won't give up
W-S Journal - Two games to kick off ACC conference play
Fayetteville Observer - UNC, Ga. Tech open ACC year
Macon Telegraph - Game Preview
Atlanta J-C - Jackets alert for desperate Heels
Atlanta J-C - Schenscher loss leaves Tech thin
TarHeelBlue - Game Notes
RamblinWreck - Jackets Open ACC Slate at North Carolina

Previewing Georgia Tech

Injury Note: The Jackets will be without starting center Luke Schenscher. A seven-foot freshman, Schenscher has averaged 3.7 points and 2.5 rebounds in 16.5 minutes per game.

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11/19 - Penn, L 79-74 (link)
11/22 - E. Illinois, W 70-65 (link)
11/23 - Illinois, L 105-65 (link)
11/24 - St. Louis, L 67-54 (link)
11/28 - Wisconsin, W 62-61 (link)

SCORING
Tony Akins, 15.8
Marvin Lewis, 14.0
B.J. Elder, 8.3
Clarence Moore, 8.0

REBOUNDS
Ed Nelson, 8.2
Clarence Moore, 6.7

ASSISTS
Tony Akins, 4.0

3-PT FG
Lewis, 56.5
Elder, 38.9
Akins 38.8

Background
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Enrollment: 14,000
Conference: ACC
Nickname: Yellow Jackets
Colors: Old Gold and White
Head Coach: Paul Hewitt
Record at HU: 17-13
Last year
Record: 17-13
Conference finish: 8-8, 5th 
Postseason success: 
	Beat Virginia, 74-69, in ACC 1st round
	Lost to UNC, 70-63, in ACC semifinals
	Lost to St. Joseph's, 66-62, in the NCAA 1st round
Key losses:
 	Alvin Jones (6-11, C) 13.4 ppg, 10.4 rpg 
	Shaun Fein (6-3, G) 13.4 ppg,  
Top returning:
	Tony Akins (5-11, G, Sr.) 14.5 ppg, 4.3 apg
	Marvin Lewis (6-3, G, So.)  8.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg


Tony Akins


Marvin Lewis


Ed Nelson


Paul Hewitt


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