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North Carolina 70, Georgia Tech 57

Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Deja Kelly scored 13 of her 18 points in the first half, Alyssa Ustby finished with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds and No. 17 North Carolina trailed for just 23 seconds in its 70-57 win over Georgia Tech.

Kennedy Todd-Williams had 13 points and seven rebounds for North Carolina (14-5, 5-3 ACC) and Eva Hodgson scored 10 points.

Kelly scored seven points - including the final five - in a 9-2 spurt to give North Carolina the lead for good and make it 18-11 at the end of the first quarter.

Freshman Tonie Morgan led Georgia Tech (10-10, 1-8) with 15 points and eight rebounds, and Cameron Swartz scored 13. Morgan, who had 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds last time out, made 6 of 9 from the field while the rest of the Yellow Jackets shot just 30.2% (16 of 53).

Todd-Williams hit a 3-pointer to give UNC a 10-point lead with 2 minutes left in the second quarter and Kelly made another as time expired to make it 37-28 at halftime. Swartz hit a 3 early in the third quarter to cut Georgia Tech's deficit to eight points but the Tar Heels scored 19 of the next 24 points to take a 57-36 lead - their biggest of the game - with 2:17 to go in the period.

The Yellow Jackets were coming off a 69-57 win over Syracuse on Thursday that snapped a six-game skid overall and ended a seven-game losing streak in conference play. It was only their second win since Dec. 11.

The Tar Heels have won five in a row following a four-game skid that ended with a 60-50 win over then-No. 4 Notre Dame on Jan. 8. North Carolina then beat Virginia 70-59 on the road, limited then-No. 11 N.C. State to a season-low 47 points in a nine-point win and ended No. 13 Duke's 11-game win streak with a 61-56 win over the Blue Devils on Thursday.

January 22, 2023


Georgia Tech
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Blackshear F 25 0-6 1-2 0-1 2-5 1 0 1 0 2 1
A. Aranaz F 20 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 3 0
T. Morgan G 32 6-9 2-2 1-2 0-8 2 1 0 3 3 15
K. Dunn G 24 4-10 0-2 1-4 4-6 2 0 1 2 4 9
I. Noguero G 13 2-8 0-0 0-3 0-2 1 0 1 0 0 4
A. Carter 27 3-9 1-2 2-6 2-3 0 0 0 1 0 9
C. Swartz 24 5-11 0-0 3-5 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 13
B. Jackson 18 1-6 0-0 0-2 0-2 1 0 0 2 1 2
C. Harrison 11 1-1 2-4 0-0 1-4 0 1 2 1 2 4
N. Hermosa 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Totals   200 22-62
(.355)
6-12
(.500)
7-23
(.304)
12-35 7 2 6 11 16 57


North Carolina
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Poole F 21 3-8 0-2 0-0 2-6 2 1 0 0 1 6
E. Hodgson G 32 3-5 2-2 2-3 0-1 3 1 0 2 1 10
D. Kelly G 30 7-14 0-0 4-6 0-5 0 0 0 1 0 18
K. Todd-Williams G 28 5-10 2-5 1-4 2-7 0 0 1 2 2 13
A. Ustby G 28 7-10 2-2 1-1 2-8 3 3 1 3 1 17
P. Paris 19 1-6 2-4 0-2 0-4 2 0 1 2 1 4
D. Adams 16 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-2 1 0 2 1 4 0
T. Key 9 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 2 0
A. Zelaya 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 1 0 0 0
M. Tshitenge 8 1-1 0-0 0-0 3-3 0 0 0 0 1 2
Totals   200 27-57
(.474)
8-15
(.533)
8-18
(.444)
11-42 12 6 6 13 13 70


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