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Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 10:59 AM EST
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Georgetown (17-14) at North Carolina (19-15)
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CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina (Ticker) -- A rematch of the 1982 NCAA Tournament championship is set in the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament when North Carolina faces Georgetown.

North Carolina claimed its second national title with a 63-62 victory in 1982 on Michael Jordan's game-winner in the final seconds. The Tar Heels are 4-3 against the Hoyas.

The last meeting between the teams came in the semifinals of the 1999 Maui Invitational and the Tar Heels posted an 85-79 victory.

North Carolina (19-15) has defeated DePaul and Wyoming in the first two rounds. Melvin Scott scored 20 points and freshman Raymond Felton added 15 and 14 assists in Monday's 90-74 victory over Wyoming.

A victory would give North Carolina its 32nd 20-win season in the last 33 years. It also would mark the third trip to Madison Square Garden this season for the Tar Heels, who won the Preseason NIT and finished third in the Holiday Festival.

Georgetown (17-14) has won five straight road games after Monday's 67-58 victory over Providence. Mike Sweetney collected 26 points and 11 rebounds and Tony Bethel added 18 points to lead the Hoyas.

Last season, the Hoyas turned down an NIT bid because coach Craig Esherick claimed he wanted his players to focus on "academics."

The winner will face Temple or Minnesota on April 1 in New York.


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