No. 2 UNC at Virginia Tech
When: 3 p.m.
Where: Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Va.
TV/Radio: ESPN3, 106.1-WTKK, tape-delay on ESPNU 6:30 p.m.
Projected starting lineups
North Carolina (17-2, 6-0 ACC)
G Joel Berry 12.5 ppg, 4.3 apg
G Marcus Paige 13.2 ppg, 3.8 apg
F Justin Jackson 12.3 ppg, 4 rpg
F Brice Johnson 16.7 ppg, 9.8 rpg
F Kennedy Meeks 12.6 ppg, 6.7 rpg
Virginia Tech (12-7, 4-2)
G Seth Allen 13.6 ppg, 2.6 apg
G Justin Bibbs 12.5 ppg, 2.4 rpg
G Jalen Hudson 7.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg
F Zach LeDay 15.9 ppg, 8.6 rpg
F Shane Henry 2.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg
Virginia Tech was picked to finish 14th in the ACC’s preseason poll but the Hokies have been far from a pushover in conference play. They’d won four of five conference games before an 83-81 loss at Notre Dame on Wednesday. Virginia Tech hasn’t necessarily thrived in any one aspect of the game, but it leads the nation in free throw rate and often creates scoring chances at the free throw line. UNC coach Roy Williams is one victory short of his 350th win at UNC. He won 418 games at Kansas and would become the first coach in history to win at least 350 games at two schools.