Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunday Night ACC Hoops

GEORGIA TECH 78, NORTH CAROLINA 58 – Playing in front of a predominantly Carolina Blue clad crowd on their “home” court, Georgia Tech held North Carolina to one of its worst offensive showings under Roy Williams to beat the Tar Heels 78-58 on Sunday night.

Iman Shumpert matched his career high with 30 points and Glen Rice matched his career high with 24 points as Georgia Tech (8-8 overall, 1-2 ACC) ended its three-game losing streak.

It was the seventh time in Williams’ eight seasons that the Tar Heels scored fewer than 60 points. UNC also shot 27.6 percent, its worst shooting performance since shooting 25.7 percent against North Carolina State in 1955.

North Carolina’s five-game winning streak ended as the Tar Heels (12-5, 2-1) committed 18 turnovers, leading to 25 points for the Jackets.

Harrison Barnes and John Henson each had 11 points for North Carolina, which never led.

Exactly one year after setting his career scoring high with 30 points in a win over North Carolina, Shumpert enjoyed another game to remember against the Tar Heels. He blocked two shots and had three steals.

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