Reserve forward Tyler Zeller, who hasn't played since Jan. 10 because of a broken bone in his foot, went through pregame warm-ups. He remained in uniform, to be used only if too many UNC forwards got into foul trouble against Georgia Tech. The fact that he was in uniform at all, though, could be a good sign for his chances of playing Saturday at Boston College.
The game featured two of the worst free-throw shooting teams in conference play, and it showed. In the first half, UNC - ranked 10th in the league - made just 6 of 12 foul shots. Georgia Tech, ranked dead last, was 9-for-14.
UNC shot so badly that it surprised even the PA announcer when a Tar Heel made a bucket. When junior Will Graves hit a 3-pointer with about eight minutes left, he called out "Zachery Peacock!" - a Yellow Jackets player - before correcting himself.