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GT Basketball Falls to Carolina 89-60

UNC shot over 60% from the field.

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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets basketball team lost a not-so-close game to the North Carolina Tar Heels 89-60 on Saturday. The loss puts the Jackets at 3-12 in the ACC and 12-15 overall.

For a recap of the first half, click here.

The second half started off about as bad as possible, maybe worse. UNC opened things up with a 23-5 run - Tech's first shot attempt wasn't even until the 16:21 mark - and led 65-34 with 13 minutes remaining.

Tadric Jackson, making just his second start of the season, scored six of Tech's 13 points in the first ten minutes of the second half. Marcus Georges-Hunt added a few more buckets in between, but by the media timeout at the 7:34 mark, the Jackets trailed 80-44.

Fortunately, the last seven minutes of the Jackets' second half were played somewhat respectably. Jackson and Ben Lammers were two bright spots in particular. Jackson finished with nine points and Lammers added six, along with a few rebounds and a steal. Lammers showed good range on two of his jump shots and also had a nice dunk.

Despite trailing by as many as 38, the Jackets were able to keep the backend of the second half in check, outscoring the Heels 20-15 through the last ten minutes to end the game at 89-60.

Georges-Hunt and Quinton Stephens were the only Jackets in double figures, scoring 15 and 10 points, respectively. UNC had six players in double figures and shot 62% from the field.

The Jackets host Louisville on Monday night at 7PM at Hank McCamish Pavilion.