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Johnson leads No. 9 North Carolina past Georgia Tech 77-54

By The Associated Press
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ATLANTA (AP) — Cameron Johnson scored 22 points and No. 9 North Carolina won its fourth straight game, beating Georgia Tech 77-54 Tuesday night.

Coby White added 19 points and shot 5 of 9 from 3-point range for North Carolina (16-4, 6-1 ACC).

Abdoulaye Gueye scored 14 points to lead Georgia Tech (11-10, 3-5).

The Tar Heels relied on 3-point shooting, making 13 of 27 shots from beyond the arc.
Johnson scored eight consecutive points to open the second half and made 4 of 6 shots from long distance in the game.

Georgia Tech entered the game with the nation's second-ranked 3-point defense, allowing a 26.5 percent conversion rate, but was unable to stop North Carolina.

North Carolina made seven of its first eight shots in the second half, including a pair of 3-pointers by Johnson and two more by White, and Tech was never really in the game again.

Georgia Tech shot just 2 of 16 from 3-point range and trailed by 30 points at one point.

Tech, the most turnover-prone team in the ACC, did not turn the ball over on its first 18 possessions but struggled to hit shots.

North Carolina raced to a 31-21 lead when Johnson made a pair of free throws with 1:10 left in the first half.

The Tar Heels built a 31-24 halftime lead on the combination of 5-for-12 shooting from 3-point range and a stifling defense.

The Yellow Jackets made just 10 of 32 shots and missed their first nine 3-point attempts before Michael Devoe connected.


North Carolina freshman reserve guard Leaky Black was helped from the court with an injury to his left ankle or leg with 8:28 remaining in the game. ... Tech starting point guard Jose Alvarado was helped to the locker room with 5:33 left with what appeared to be a right ankle or foot injury.


North Carolina: The Heels are cooking with the long ball. The only time they made more 3s in a game this season was against Virginia Tech on Jan. 21, when they shot 16 of 34 in a 103-82 win.

Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets lost track of North Carolina shooters and allowed their most 3-pointers in a game this season. Previously, Arkansas made 10 of 32 against Tech, and Wake Forest made 9 of 22, but the Jackets won both games with stellar shooting of their own.


North Carolina: Saturday at No. 15 Louisville.
Georgia Tech: At No. 25 Florida State on Saturday.


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