Mitchell, Bolden lead Georgia Tech to rare ACC win
ATLANTA (AP) Charles Mitchell scored 15 points, Chris Bolden added 14 and Georgia Tech beat Wake Forest 73-59 for a rare ACC victory on Saturday.
Marcus Georges-Hunt finished with 13 points for the Yellow Jackets (11-12, 2-9 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Cornelius Hudson had 19 points reserve role and Dinos Mitoglou scored 15 as Wake Forest lost for the fifth time in seven games.
Georgia Tech was coming off a six-point loss at No. 4 Duke and had dropped seven of eight by seven points or less in conference play, but the Jackets began the afternoon with an 11-0 lead and never trailed.
Codi Miller-McIntyre had averaged a team-best 14.8 points but was scoreless until midway through the second half, finishing with seven points for the Demon Deacons (11-13, 3-8 ACC).
Devin Thomas, the only ACC player averaging a double-double in points and rebounds, finished with just six points and five rebounds.
Coach Danny Manning would not say after the game why Thomas didn't play the final 17 minutes.
Manning did say that forward Greg McClinton did not play for the first time this season after violating team rules, but the coach not specify what happened. Trent VanHorn and Stephen Prendergast were also suspended with no explanation.
Wake Forest was outscored 22-9 in fastbreak points and 10-1 off turnovers.
Wake Forest: Miller-McIntyre, a junior guard, began the game needing 13 points to reach 1,000 in his career, but he was scoreless in five attempts before his reverse layup made it 57-41 with 10:37 remaining. He finished 3 for 10 from the field and had his worst outing since scoring just five points in a home win over Georgia Tech last month.
Georgia Tech: Fourth-year coach Brian Gregory improved his career ACC record to 18-45. ... The Jackets have won 10 straight over Wake Forest at home and five of six in the series overall. ... The 1990 Final Four team, including Dennis Scott, Kenny Anderson, Brian Oliver and former coach Bobby Cremins, was introduced at halftime.
Wake Forest: Hosts Miami on Wednesday.
Georgia Tech: Visits Virginia Tech on Monday.