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Georgia Tech winning at home with strong D

ATLANTA (AP) - It may be difficult for Georgia Tech fans to understand why the Yellow Jackets are no better than .500 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Yellow Jackets are playing like championship contenders at home.

Georgia Tech, a modest 10-9 overall and 3-3 in the ACC, is a perfect 3-0 in home conference games. Coach Paul Hewitt's team has crushed North Carolina, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech by about 23 points per game.

The Yellow Jackets are relying on their strong defense that was led by Iman Shumpert in a 72-56 win over Virginia Tech on Tuesday night. Virginia Tech made only 6 of 25 shots (24 percent) in the decisive second half.

The Yellow Jackets held North Carolina and Wake Forest under 30-percent shooting. 

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.

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