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Charleston Classic 2011: St Joe's Vs Georgia Tech

St. Joe's gets a test against Georgia Tech in the Charleston Classic, and it's not an un-winnable game against the ACC foe.

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St. Joseph's faces a big jump in competition on Thursday when it matches up against the ACC's Georgia Tech in the Charleston Classic.

The Hawks won their season opener against Western Kentucky, but the Yellow Jackets will bring more talent and athleticism to the table. Georgia Tech is 2-0 on the season, winning its first two games by a combined 51 points (albeit against the likes of Florida A&M and Delaware St.).

Still, this is a winnable game for St. Joe's. Georgia Tech is expected to have a down year, the Yellow Jackets were predicted to finish 10th in the ACC in the preseason polling. Georgia Tech opened as one-point favorites, according to OddsShark.com.

The game tips off at 8 p.m. ET. It can be streamed online at ESPN3.com. Get the full tournament bracket at the Charleston Classic Web site.

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