Michael Jordan scored a career-high 39 points for the No. 3 Tar Heels in an Atlantic Coast Conference game in Greensboro, N.C.
Jordan, 11 of 16 from the field--including six of seven three-point attempts--was about all the offense for the Tar Heels as their cold shooting and Georgia Tech's aggressive rebounding kept the Yellow Jackets in the game.
One week ago, Jordan reached his then-career high of 32 points in a victory over Duke. The school record is 49, set by Bob Lewis (of Washington, D.C.) against Florida State in 1966.
Sam Perkins scored 23 points as North Carolina (17-3, 6-0) won its 14th straight.
"Fortunately, Jordan had his three-point shot going," Coach Dean Smith said. "Jordan has played well in other games, but we needed every one of his points today."
The Tar Heels got only one point from starting forward Brad Daugherty, and guard Jimmy Braddock and forward Matt Doherty missed all 12 of their shots.
UNC shot 44 percent in the first half and finished at 38.6 percent. Georgia Tech shot 51 percent.
Mark Price made four of eight three-point attempts and finished with 26 points for the Yellow Jackets (8-8, 1-5). George Thomas had 12 points and Tim Harvey 11, all in the first half.