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Carter scores career-high 20 points as Georgia Tech uses 16-0 run to rout Wake Forest, 82-62

  • Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory calls to his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wake Forest on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)The Associated Press

  • Wake Forest guard Codi Miller-McIntyre goes up for a shot as Georgia Tech guard Mfon Udofia defends in the first of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)The Associated Press

  • Wake Forest guard Chase Fischer (10) and Georgia Tech forward Kammeon Holsey (24) vie for control of the ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)The Associated Press

  • Wake Forest guard Madison Jones (1) passes the ball as Georgia Tech forward Robert Carter defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)The Associated Press

Robert Carter Jr. scored a career-high 20 points, including seven in Georgia Tech's 16-0 run to open the game, and the Yellow Jackets beat Wake Forest 82-62 on Saturday for their first Atlantic Coast Conference win.

Carter, a 6-foot-8 freshman, made nine of 10 shots from the field, including two 3-pointers.

Georgia Tech (11-7, 1-5) was never threatened as it became the last ACC team to win its first conference game. It kept its leads in double figures for the final 38 minutes.

The Yellow Jackets made four of six 3-pointers in the 16-0 run and pushed the lead to 30 points at 37-7 on a 3-pointer by another freshman, Marcus Georges-Hunt.

C.J. Harris had 18 points for Wake Forest (10-9, 3-4), which fell to 0-4 in road conference games. The Demon Deacons fell flat following their 86-84 upset of No. 18 North Carolina State on Tuesday night.