2:00 PM ET, January 16, 2010
Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Peacock's shot caps win for Yellow Jackets; Shumpert has career-high 30
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Georgia Tech overcame everything -- a blown 20-point lead, the ear-ringing screams of North Carolina's blue-clad crowd and a second-half scoring barrage from Will Graves -- to prove it has plenty of fight to go with all that talent.Now the defending national champions have to find the same kind of confidence.Zachery Peacock made the go-ahead shot with 25.7 seconds left to rescue the Yellow Jackets (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP), who shook off that blown big lead and held off the Tar Heels (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) 73-71 on Saturday.
• Iman Shumpert set a career high with 30 points as the Yellow Jackets got their first win at Chapel Hill since Feb. 10, 1996.
• The win was the Yellow Jackets' 13th of the season -- one more than they totaled last season.
• For the Tar Heels, Will Graves (24 points) led the way with a career high, but the team suffered consecutive losses for the first time since Feb. 25 and March 1, 2007.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||28-65 (.431)||22-58 (.379)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-13 (.462)||7-17 (.412)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-15 (.733)||20-24 (.833)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|