Atlanta-Georgia Institute of Technology beat North Carolina 19-6 in the final seven minutes, thus losing the Tar Heels to 72-67 on Wednesday night, marking Roy Williams’ first ACC and back loss in seven years.
UNC (5-4, 0-2 ACC) took a 61-53 lead with Leaky Black’s 6:53 layup, and ended the game 12-1, shifting the momentum back to the sidelines of the away team. Since then, it’s all yellow jackets, Josh Pastner (JY
Georgia Institute of Technology guards Michael Devoe and Jose Alvarado scored a game-high 20 points, while Armando Bacot scored 5 of 8. Scored 14 points in UNC. Black is the only other Tar Heel. He scored 10 points on 5 of 7 free throws. Garrison Brooks added 9 points and 11 rebounds.
After halftime, Kevin Walton (Kerwin Walton) sent a three-pointer dagger for the second time in three games to help him. The freshman wing made three three-pointers in five offenses, turning a draw into five.
UNC shot 44.6% from the field and created a season-high eight three-pointers in 20 attempts, although not enough to make up for 18 turnovers. The yellow jacket’s field goal percentage was 52.9%, including 61.5% after halftime and 45.5% of long-range shots.
Tar high heels defeated their opponent 37-25.
Turnover rate ruined UNC opportunities again
Throughout the first half of the game, Tar Heels performed like a better team. They helped finish most of the shots, hit the ball low and attacked the ball on the defensive end. Even so, their ability to flip the ball in a variety of ways still allows Georgia Tech to have a considerable range.
When Jose Alvarado scored a layup to reduce Georgia Tech’s deficit to 28-26, with 2:39 left in the first half, UNC had as many turnovers as on-the-ground goals (10) .
Georgia Institute of Technology finally started using the Tar Heels net with its small lineup after halftime. UNC has never solved the turnover problem, so it provides the Yellow Jackets with many opportunities to win their ACC championship.
Georgia Institute of Technology scored 19 points out of 18 UNC turnovers. Tar high-heeled shoes have a ball possession rate of 26.5% higher than the ball.
New starting lineup
Roy Williams rarely loses to NC State – in 42 games against Wolfpack, he has only lost 5 times – therefore, such a failure It is no surprise that UNC’s starting lineup will change dramatically. Williams (Williams) founded three freshmen for the first time since 2007, when Kevin Walton (Kerwin Walton), Day’Ron Sharpe (Day’Ron Sharpe) and Andrew Platek (Andrew Platek) Added Armando Bacot and RJ Davis as tips.
The most notable is the absence of the ACC preseason Garrison Brooks (Garrison Brooks). Since his last game in the 2017-18 freshman season, every game has started, except for the “Old Age” last season. “Night” outside. Platek is the tenth starting point of his career.
No early deficit
If the starting lineup change has anything to do, it is that Tar Heels grabbed an early lead and didn’t let go in the first half. Since Wednesday’s opener, Wednesday marked UNC’s first seven games after trailing by double digits in the first half, but not falling behind in the first half.
The Tar Heels led 35-29 at halftime, representing their second halftime lead of the past seven games.
UNC will move on to the third game in the game heading to Miami on January 5. The Hurricanes ended 4-3 (0-2 ACC) after a 80-78 loss to Virginia Tech on Tuesday. Tar Heels was originally scheduled to play Syracuse in their ACC home opener on January 2, but the match was postponed due to COVID-19 issues in the Orange Plan.