Montgomery leads Ga. Tech to upset of No. 2 UNC

Published 11:38 pm Friday, January 23, 2009

By By GEORGE HENRY, Associated Press Writer
ATLANTA — Alex Montgomery had 17 points and 10 rebounds in Georgia Tech’s 66-62 upset Thursday night of No. 2 North Carolina, giving the Tar Heels consecutive losses for the first time since their final two games of the 2003-04 season.
Coming off an embarrassing 88-58 home loss Monday to No. 1 Connecticut, North Carolina blew a 15-point lead with 17:18 remaining.
Montgomery’s 3-pointer with 3:37 left made it 60-57. North Carolina (17-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) entered with a 147-14 record since the end of 2003-04, when it closed with a loss to Duke in the ACC tournament and another to Middle Tennessee in the NCAAs.
Georgia Tech (14-4, 2-2) got 14 points from Jacqua Williams and 12 from Iasia Hemingway.
Each team committed 25 turnovers, but the Tar Heels had eight in the final nine-plus minutes, including a poor handoff pass outside the arc from Chay Shegog to Cetera DeGraffenreid that led to Rashanda McCants’ fouling out with 21.4 seconds remaining.
McCants scored 15 points, including the only 3-pointer in six attempts for the Tar Heels in the second half.