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.