CHAPEL HILL — No. 7 North Carolina defeated Georgia Tech 93-81 here at the Smith Center on Sunday night. A look back and the highlights and lowlights:
Updated 9:44 p.m.
CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina coach Roy Williams always believed it was just a matter of time before his team starting shooting well again from the outside. Before their 93-81 victory against Georgia Tech here on Sunday night, the Tar Heels were shooting 24.6 percent from 3-point range in ACC play.
Still, Williams remained confident those shots would one day fall. And they did against the Yellow Jackets.
No. 7 UNC (18-3, 5-1) shot a season-high 62.5 percent from 3-point range against the Yellow Jackets, who allowed the Heels open look after open look on the perimeter. Kendall Marshall, UNC’s sophomore point guard, wasted no time in explaining his team’s success from the outside on Sunday, as opposed to its recent struggles there.