Friday, March 12, 2010

NORTH CAROLINA LOSES...AGAIN

GEORGIA TECH 62, NORTH CAROLINA 52 – If you think back, you can remember when UNC averaged 89 points a game. It wasn’t that long ago, yet it seems like an eternity.

Last night the woeful Heels managed 34 points in the first half and a ten point lead going into the locker room. They followed that up with a 30% second half shooting effort (including 11% from behind the arc) while scoring a mere 24 points. (A far cry from last year when, to site one example, the Ol’ Roy’s boys hung up 60 points on the Terps in the FIRST HALF!).

As we like to say here at T.A.H.: Game over.

Carolina’s follies prevented the lower-seeded teams from sweeping all the first round games in Greensboro.
Derrick Favors had 18 points and nine rebounds and Gani Lawal added 12 points for the seventh-seeded Yellow Jackets (20-11), who had to fight the entire way to earn a needed victory for their shaky NCAA tournament chances.

Georgia Tech trailed by 13 points in the first half against a team it had swept during the regular season, but rallied early in the second half to tie the game before finally pushing ahead in the final 4 minutes while Carolina was again mired in yet another scoring drought.

Favors had a huge game, hitting his first seven shots while coming up with a key block of Tyler Zeller's lay-up attempt to tie it with about 2 minutes left.

Zeller had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the 10th-seeded Tar Heels (16-16), who lost their tournament opener for the first time since falling to Georgia Tech in the 2004 quarterfinals.

To read more in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, click here.

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