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Georgia Tech Cruises Past Wake Forest, 74-39

Jan. 19, 2011

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ATLANTA (AP) – Glen Rice Jr. scored 21 points, Iman Shumpert had 20 and Georgia Tech cruised to its biggest win ever in the Atlantic Coast Conference, beating Wake Forest 74-39 Wednesday night.

The Yellow Jackets (9-8, 2-2) didn’t have a letdown coming off a 78-58 win over North Carolina. They led by as many as 42 and eclipsed their previous mark for largest conference win, a 31-point blowout of Florida State in 2002.

Of course, it helped to be playing Wake Forest (7-12, 0-4), which lost for the eighth time in nine games and hasn’t come close in ACC play, losing by an average of 26 points.

Wake Forest made 14 of 54 shots (26 percent) from the field, 9 of 26 (35 percent) at the foul line and had no one in double figures.

Georgia Tech hardly tried to run it up, clearing the bench and scoring its final points with 5:27 remaining.

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