Wake Forest Falls at Georgia Tech 82-62
Jan. 26, 2013
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech got out of the gates quickly and never looked back, sending Wake Forest to an 82-62 loss on Saturday afternoon at McCamish Pavilion.
The Yellow Jackets scored the first 16 points of the game, hitting four 3-pointers over the stretch that lasted just over three minutes. Georgia Tech (11-7, 1-5 ACC) built its lead to as much as 30 in the first half.
Wake Forest (10-9, 3-4 ACC) got off to a sluggish start, missing its first four shots of the game, before a C.J. Harris layup at the 16:10 mark. After going down 50-20, the Demon Deacons put together a run late 9-2 run to end the first half.
The Deacons then scored the first five points of the second half, cutting the deficit to 52-34. But the Yellow Jackets responded to stave off the rally for the win.
Harris led Wake Forest with 18 points. Wearing protective goggles after bruising his eye in the NC State game on Tuesday, Harris pulled down a season-high seven rebounds and three assists.
Devin Thomas just missed his second straight double-double, finishing with eight points and 13 rebounds to go along with a season-high five blocks and a steal on the defensive end.
Robert Carter Jr. led Georgia Tech with 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting to go with six rebounds. Marcus Georges-Hunt added 12 points and six boards.
Wake Forest returns home to host Duke on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. The Deacons will be seeking a season split with the Blue Devils after suffering a loss in Durham earlier this month. The game will be televised on the ACC Network and can also be heard on the Wake Forest IMG Sports Network.