A thought has been gnawing at Marcus Ginyard and some of his North Carolina teammates for the last month. They're troubled by what they consider one of their worst games of the season - a 94-88 loss at Virginia Tech on Jan. 13 - and have been waiting for a chance at payback. The Tar Heels will get it tonight at 8 at the Smith Center.
Heels eager to face Hokies
The Winston Salem Journal
Now in its third year in the ACC, the Virginia Tech men's basketball team has seen almost everything the conference has to offer.
Hokies can expect Heels' best shot
The Durham Herald-Sun
North Carolina is 22-3, 8-2 ACC heading into tonight's rematch with Virginia Tech at the Smith Center.
Don't count on another letdown by the Tar Heels
The Durham Herald Sun
"The last couple of games, it's been some of us older guys who have stepped up and made some big plays at big moments, and made some big stands defensively,'' said Miller, whose team rose to No. 4 in The Associated Press poll on Monday. "But on this team, it can be anybody on any given night."
That's the rub for a team like Virginia Tech (17-7, 7-3 ACC), which upset the Tar Heels a month ago and travels to the Smith Center for a rematch tonight.
UNC veterans provide steady hand
The News and Observer
When Roy Williams and Seth Greenberg shook hands at center court in Cassell Coliseum one month ago, the North Carolina and Virginia Tech coaches chatted for a moment, and Greenberg looked ahead on the schedule.
"I thought we never had to go to Chapel Hill," Greenberg joked.
Tar Heels Lie in Wait for Hokies
The Washington Post
The Virginia Tech basketball tour of the ACC finally will be complete tonight, almost three years after the Hokies joined the league.
Tech caps tour of ACC at UNC
The Richmond Times-Dispatch
With its fractured harmony and two-game skid in the past, the Virginia Tech men's basketball team faces another challenge: its first visit to the Dean Dome.
New territory awaits Hokies
The Roanoke Times