Georgia Tech blasted in blowout loss to UNC


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets could not pull off the upset in Chapel Hill.  The 15th ranked Tarheels dismantled Brian Gregory’s team by the score of 89-60.  The Yellow Jackets are now 3-12 in ACC conference play and fall to 12-15 overall for the season.

The Jackets struggled early against North Carolina as the Tarheels kicked off the game with a 7-0 run.  Georgia Tech did not score until over 3 minutes had gone by in the contest.  The Yellow Jackets were able to close roll a little bit and close the game to 21-17 with some timely 3 point shooting by forwards Quinton Stephens and Marcus Georges-Hunt but never got any closer to the home team.

Tech could not contain the potent UNC offense that shot 61% from the floor.  The Tarheels also had a 21-16 rebound advantage over the Yellow Jackets before the intermission which is rare for Tech being one of the top teams on the glass in the country.

The 2nd half went from bad to worse for Yellow Jackets.  Carolina started off the final session on an 8-1 run.  After a Tech timeout the Tarheels went on another 14-2 run and never looked back.  North Carolina continued to get the ball inside as much as they wanted and it showed as they finished 62% from the field for the game.  Yellow Jackets also got pushed around on the glass as Carolina finished with a 37-29 advantage.

North Carolina finished the game with 6 players in double figures and was led by Kennedy Meeks 18 points.  The Tarheels also got a double-double from guard Marcus Paige who has 13 points and 11 assist for the home team.

The Yellow Jackets only had 2 players to score in double digits led by Marcus Georges-Hunt 15 points and Quinton Stephens chipped in 10 for the road team.  The Jackets struggled to get anything going as they were 38% from the floor and 47% from the charity stripe.

Next up for Georgia Tech is a home game against the 12th ranked Cardinals of Louisville on February 23rd.