Atlanta, GA (AP) - Metra Walthour hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with
23.6 seconds remaining, Tyaunna Marshall scored 24 points and
Georgia Tech beat No. 8 North Carolina 71-70 on Thursday night.
Jessica Breland, who missed a jumper at the buzzer, hit a pair
of free throws to give the Tar Heels (15-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast
Conference) a seven-point lead at the 1:40 mark, but North Carolina
didn't score again.
Georgia Tech (13-4, 1-0) has won 10 straight. The Yellow Jackets
scored eight points in the final minute on Marshall's 3-pointer,
Deja Foster's basket and Walthour's 3.
Italee Lucas led North Carolina with 21 points and Breland
finished with 15.
Alex Montgomery added 13 for Georgia Tech, which won its third
straight at home over North Carolina but beat the Tar Heels for the
just third time in the last 17 meetings.
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