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Seeking Momentum
Release: 01/29/2014

North Carolina (12-7, 2-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) heads to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech (11-9, 2-5) on Wednesday night with the Tar Heels looking for momentum coming off a 19-point win over Clemson on Sunday night.

Carolina dominated the Tigers in the Smith Center on Sunday evening, posting its best effort of the ACC season and playing well on both ends of the floor.

The Tar Heels are seeking their first back-to-back wins a month (since Dec. 27 and 31 vs. Northern Kentucky and UNC Wilmington).

UNC is in an important stretch of its season, playing three of four games at home after starting 1-4 in ACC play.  Carolina will come  home for back-to-back games against NC State and Maryland in the Smith Center after Wednesday's game at Georgia Tech.

The Yellow Jackets are coming off an overtime loss at NC State on Sunday afternoon and have lost three of their last four games.

The Tar Heels and Tech will tip off just after 7 p.m. in the McCamish Pavilion on Wednesday.  ESPN2 will televise the game nationally with Bob Wischusen (play-by-play) and LaPhonso Ellis (analyst) on the call.  The game is available on the WatchESPN app as well.

The contest also will be carried nationally on satellite radio by XM (channel 191) and Sirius (channel 93). GoHeels TV subscribers can listen online to the Tar Heel Sports Network audio coverage.

The Georgia Tech game will be the 900th of Roy Williams' head coaching career. His record is now 712-187, including 119-49 in ACC regular-season play.

The Tar Heels lead the all-time series with Georgia Tech, 63-24, including a 49-22 edge since the Yellow Jackets joined the ACC.  

Carolina is 19-13 against Georgia Tech in Atlanta and 1-0 in the McCamish Pavilion (with a victory there on Feb. 19, 2013).  Carolina was 12-12 in Alexander Memorial Coliseum against the Yellow Jackets.  UNC has lost five of its last seven games against the Jackets in Atlanta.

Carolina has beaten Georgia Tech three times in a row but did lose four in a row to Tech prior to the current, three-game winning streak  The four-game skid against the Jackets marked the longest UNC losing streak in series history.

Last season, UNC swept a pair of games from the Yellow Jackets, winning 79-63 in Chapel Hill and 70-58 in Atlanta (see more details below).

Williams is 9-8 vs. Georgia Tech as the Carolina head coach, including a 7-1 mark in Chapel Hill, a 2-4 mark in Atlanta and an 0-3 record in the ACC Tournament.  Williams also went 1-0 against the Yellow Jackets while coaching at Kansas.

After the contest vs. the Yellow Jackets, Carolina will begin the month of February by hosting back-to-back home games against NC State (Saturday Feb. 1) and Maryland (Tuesday Feb. 4).




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