ATLANTA (AP) – The Yellow Jackets fell to Wake Forest in an ACC showdown January 27 by the score of 60-46. Jason Collier was the high scorer for Georgia Tech with 16 points.
Wake Forest (12-7, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), which snapped a season-worst three-game losing streak, trailed 4-3 before taking charge with the big spurt to go ahead 21-4 after only 8:19.
Tech (9-9, 2-4) had its eight-game home winning streak end in the mismatch in which the Yellow Jackets scored a season-low point total while shooting only 32.7 percent (16-for-49), their worst of the season.
An 82-57 loss at Duke on Jan. 12 was Tech’s previous low scoring output.
The Demon Deacons, meanwhile, shot 20-for-53 (37.7 percent).
Wake Forest, which had lost three of its previous four games against Tech, had six players score during the 18-0 run in the span of 5:48.
The 19 first half points was another season low for Tech as the Yellow Jackets fell behind 37-19 at intermission, making only 8 of 27 shots (29.6 percent).
John Howard scored 13 of his 14 points for Wake Forest in the opening half, connecting on five of six shots. He scored 11 after Wake’s big run to help the Demon Deacons open up a 20-point lead at 26-6 after only 9:27.
Jason Collier, the ACC’s second leading scorer was the only Yellow Jackets player to make more than one field goal in the opening half, making 4-of-9 while scoring nine points. He led Tech with 16 points and Shaun Fein added 12.
Tech never got closer than 12 points in the second half, at 53-41 on a 3-point basket by Tony Akins with 4:46 left in the game.