Georgia Tech Defeats North Carolina, 68-51

Feb. 16, 2010

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ATLANTA (AP) – Freshman Derrick Favors shook off a scoring slump with 13 points and Georgia Tech beat North Carolina 68-51 on Tuesday night in the Tar Heels’ lowest scoring game in the Roy Williams era.

North Carolina’s previous scoring low in Williams’ seven seasons as coach came in a 64-54 loss to Duke on Feb. 10. The Tar Heels also set Williams-era lows for points in a half after trailing 41-21 at halftime.

Georgia Tech (18-8, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) ended a two-game losing streak and completed its first regular-season sweep of the Tar Heels since 1995-96. The Yellow Jackets are 5-1 at home, but 1-5 on the road in ACC games.

North Carolina (14-12, 3-8) fell to 2-8 in its last 10 games, with its only wins in that span coming against N.C. State.

“It’s good to get the win”, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Hewitt said. “I thought our guys played really well in the first half and pretty good at times, especially at times in the second half. I thought our big guys did a good job around the basket. Obviously [North] Carolina is missing some of their big guys, so we thought we had an advantage there. I liked the patience we showed for about 18 minutes there in the first half of getting the ball inside and playing through those big guys.”

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