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Georgia Tech At Wake Forest Final Score: Jackets Get Largest ACC Road Win Ever

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets hadn't won on the road since January 16, 2010, a total of 411 consecutive days without winning on an opponent's home court. They broke that streak in style Thursday night, beating Wake Forest 80-54.

In the January meeting between the two schools, Georgia Tech set a team record for largest ACC win ever. The 26-point margin Thursday night was the largest ACC road win in team history.

Tech's average margin of defeat over Wake Forest this season is 30.5. Needless to say, if Georgia Tech had played Wake Forest 30 times this season, it probably would have been a high seed going into the tournament.

Tech was led yet again by Iman Shumpert, who put up one of his now seemingly trademarked box score stuffing games. Against the Deacons, he had 24 points, eight rebounds, six steals, three assists, and only one turnover.  The amazing thing was that his performance seemed almost quiet for him.

Senior Mo Miller, playing in his second-to-last regular season game, posted a season-high 20 points. Freshman Jason Morris, given the chance to start the last few games, put up another impressive performance and continues to show a bright future. The Hephizibah, GA native had 13 points, 4 steals, and shot 5-11 from the field.

The Jackets combined for 19 steals, another team record, and outrebounded the Deacons 42-23, The team combined to shoot 44.4% from the field, and has yet to shoot over 50% in any game this season.

Tech returns to action Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. against Miami in the last regular season game. It is the final chance to visit Alexander Memorial before the reconstruction project, and the last chance to see a basketball game on Tech's campus for over a year. 

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.