(25) Georgia Tech 78

(19-10, 8-8 ACC)

(2) North Carolina 75

(27-4, 14-2 ACC)

1:30 PM ET, March 12, 2005

Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia

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#25GT 42 3678
#2UNC 36 3975

Top Performers

Georgia Tech: W. Bynum 35 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast

North Carolina: S. May 17 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

Georgia Tech (18-10) at No. 2 North Carolina (27-3) 1:30 pm EST

WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- After escaping with a quarterfinal victory over the ninth-seeded team, No. 3 North Carolina meets Georgia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals on Saturday.

Raymond Felton helped the Tar Heels rebound from a 13-point deficit in the final nine minutes to defeat Clemson, 88-81, on Friday.

Felton scored 24 of his 29 points after halftime, including the final 10 for North Carolina, which prevented Clemson from becoming the first No. 9 seed to beat a No. 1 seed in the ACC tournament since 1992.

Jawad Williams, Sean May and Rashad McCants scored 13 points apiece to help the Tar Heels continue their quest for a record 16th ACC tournament crown.

Georgia Tech gave Virginia Tech a rude welcome to the tournament, using a 20-2 run to post a 73-54 victory on Friday.

B.J. Elder scored 19 points, while Jarrett Jack and Will Bynum added 13 each for the Yellow Jackets, who shot 55 percent (28-of-51) from the field and had a 37-27 rebounding edge.

Georgia Tech haas won the tournament three times but is seeking its first title since 1993.

North Carolina defeated Georgia Tech in their only meeting this season, 91-69, on January 12. Williams led the Tar Heels with 18 points, while Jack had 24 for the Yellow Jackets.


School Info

Conference ACC ACC
Nickname Yellow Jackets Tar Heels
Type Public Public

2004-05 Season

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