Pacers set for hardwood clash with Augusta

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Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019
AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- It's rivalry night on the college basketball court tomorrow.

Augusta and USC Aiken are ready to square off as both are playing at a high level.

There's a lot on the line for the Pacers. With a win they can further seperate themselves from the pack in the Peach Belt.

Safe to say, it's not going to be easy. If you've ever been to one of these games at Christenberry, you know it can be a tough enviornment.

The Pacers know they need laser focus to beat the Jags in their house.

"Anytime you go on the road and face Augusta, you're going to be down 10-0. That's the mentality that you've got to have to start the game. It's a big rival game. I don't have to talk to them. I don't have to interject any energy in practices or the games," Mark Vanderslice said. " I just think it'll ultimately be, they're going to face a challenge. They know it's going to be different than yesterday's game or tomorrow's."

This game should have the feeling to it like about a decade ago when both were ranked and both were among the elite in the nation .