Jan. 18, 2007
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -Reserve Alex Miller scored 15 points, Ivory Latta added 14 and No. 2 North Carolina held Georgia Tech to its lowest score ever, beating the Yellow Jackets 78-31 Thursday night.
Camille Little added 12 points and Jessica Breland 10 for North Carolina (21-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Reserve Jill Ingram scored 11 to lead the Yellow Jackets (11-7, 2-3), who had no starter with more than four points.
It was the fewest points North Carolina has allowed any ACC opponent and the Tar Heels’ biggest margin of victory in their series with Georgia Tech.
North Carolina led 33-16 at the half.
Latta went 4-for-6 from 3-point range to account for her 12 first-half points. She hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to key an early 17-4 run.
Miller scored 11 points when North Carolina pulled away in the game’s final 14:57. She scored seven points in a 1:52 span to spark a 13-2 North Carolina spurt.
Georgia Tech was 11-of-59 from the field (18.6 percent).
The Yellow Jackets hit just eight of their first 36 shots and had more turnovers (13) than field goals in the first half.
North Carolina hit 12 of its first 17 shots in the second half and finished 29-of-62 from the field.
Georgia Tech went 8:28 without a basket in the second half and had just one field goal in the last 14:24. North Carolina closed the game by outscoring the Yellow Jackets 24-7.
Georgia Tech returns to the court Sunday, Jan. 21 for the Russell Athletic Shootout at Gwinnett Arena in a 3 p.m. tip off with No. 14 Vanderbilt. The neutral site game will be Tech’s third meeting with an SEC team this season. The game with the Commodores will follow a 12:30 tip off between No. 16 Georgia and Florida State. Both ACC-SEC showdowns will air on FOX Sports South.