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ACC Tournament 2015: Fearless First Round Predictions

We won't get scared until the second round...

Too many moments like this make Brian Gregory's future at Georgia Tech uncertain.
Too many moments like this make Brian Gregory's future at Georgia Tech uncertain.
Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The 2015 ACC Tournament starts Tuesday with two games: Boston College vs. Georgia Tech and Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech.

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We think the first game is obvious: Georgia Tech hasn't been able to win very often even in good health; without its only serious offensive threat, Marcus Georges-Hunt, Tech is doomed. Brian Gregory may be as well: he's the ACC coach most likely to be unemployed.

Add in that BC is playing well, having won three straight, and has a significant talent in Olivier Hanlan, and it's too much for Tech to overcome.

We could even see BC give UNC a hard time in the second round, but we're getting ahead of ourselves.

Virginia Tech and Wake Forest is a tougher game to figure.

Virginia Tech's won one since February 9th; Wake's won twice since since February 11th

In the only game between the two, at Wake, the Deacs won 73-70.

Neither coach has coached in the ACC Tournament.

This could easily, and obviously, go either way, but we'll go with Virginia Tech, primarily because the Hokies have shown a better ability to play together and have competed against the very best teams in the conference.

There's one more thing to consider: Justin Bibbs was just getting back from his concussion when Tech and Wake tangled. He'll give them a weapon they really didn't have last time.