ATLANTA (AP)-- The Tar Heels remained undefeated in Atlantic Coast Conference play, improving to a 9-and-0 A-C-C record, and 22-and-2 overall.
They extended their winning streak against the Yellow Jackets to
12 games, dating back to 2002. And after losing at Number-1
Connecticut last month, they have won five in a row.
North Carolina was sloppy with the ball at times, committing 27
turnovers. But with just five regular-season games remaining, the
Tar Heels played well enough to keep building momentum as they set
their sights on March.
Georgia Tech lost for the third time in five games and for the
fifth time in five tries against ranked opponents this season. Thir
record is 5-and-5 in the A-C-C, and 18-and-6 overall.
The Yellow Jackets are off to their best start in 30 years but
have struggled against the elite teams in their conference. Wearing
pink uniforms to raise breast cancer awareness, Georgia Tech gave
the Tar Heels a tougher time than it did in a 21-point loss in
Chapel Hill on January 5th.
The Yellow Jackets led by six midway through the first half, but
the Tar Heels responded with a 16-to-2 run and led 42-to-38 at
Georgia Tech stayed within single digits for several minutes in
the second half. But each time the Yellow Jackets tried to close
the gap, the Tar Heels gave themselves some breathing room with a
key stop or a quick basket.
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