The North Carolina Tar Heels (18-8, 8-5 ACC) are in dire need if wins and quality wins at that. They took the quick trip down to Georgia to play conference foes Georgia Tech (14-11, 4-9 ACC) and came to take care of business.
It was a rough start for the Tar Heels who couldn’t seem to find a way to get the ball into the basket. Sloppy shot selection contributed to part of the problem with James Michael McAdoo taking questionable shots from deep range.
McAdoo would still manage to score twenty-two points and eleven rebounds. McAdoo had been in a three game scoring funk until last night.
Leslie McDonald provided some quality shots last night with fifteen points, including four three-pointers.
Dexter Strickland played more point guard than he did shooting guard and put up solid numbers in that position with seven assists. He would score four points and have six rebounds too.
Joel James missed his third consecutive game in a row from the concussion he suffered against Wake Forest a couple of weeks ago.
For Georgia Tech, it was a night full of frustration. Their team leader Marcus Georges-Hunt only scored twelve points with seven rebounds.
The Tar Heels will welcome rivals North Carolina State to the Dean Dome this Saturday in a very important match for the NCAA Tournament resume.
Final Score: North Carolina 70 – Georgia Tech 58 | Player of the Game: James Michael McAdoo