March 03, 2015
The Yellow Jackets lost their top scorer, Marcus Georges-Hunt, to an apparent right foot injury early in the game. He returned from halftime wearing a walking boot.
”I would say it hurts your team pretty bad when you lose your leading scorer,” Cox said.
Georges-Hunt, who averages 14 points as Georgia Tech’s only scorer in double figures for the season, limped off the court about 3 minutes into the game. He watched from the end of the bench the remainder of the half.
Coach Brian Gregory said Georges-Hunt will have X-rays on the foot on Wednesday.
The Yellow Jackets missed their first 11 3-point attempts. Tadric Jackson finally ended the 3-point drought with less than 8 minutes remaining in the game. Georgia Tech finished 1 for 16 on 3s.
The Tar Heels stretched the lead to double figures on consecutive 3-pointers by Berry midway through the first half. Berry’s third 3 of the half pushed the lead to 39-19.
”We knew maybe being a little short-handed was going to put us in a tough spot,” Gregory said.
The Yellow Jackets have an open week before the ACC tournament (March 10-14), possibly giving Georges-Hunt a chance to heal.