Georgia Tech 58, Charlotte 55
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[December 30, 2013]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Georgia Tech 58, Charlotte 55: Trae
Golden scored a season-high 24 points, including the game-winning
3-pointer with 3.6 seconds left, and the visiting Yellow Jackets
survived as the 49ers’ game-tying basket at the buzzer was waived off.
Georgia Tech (9-4) squandered a nine-point lead with three minutes
left, but Golden saved the Yellow Jackets with a 3-pointer from the
right wing to make it 58-55. Marcus Georges-Hunt added 10 points
while Daniel Miller grabbed nine rebounds and Robert Carter Jr. had
Pierria Henry drove into the frontcourt for the 49ers and launched a
3-pointer that was good, but game officials overturned the basket
after briefly reviewing video replay that showed the ball in Henry’s
hand as the buzzer sounded. Denzel Ingram scored a career-high 20
points for Charlotte (8-4).
Georgia Tech led 51-42 with three minutes left after five
consecutive points from Golden, and a pair of Golden free throws
made it 55-50. Charlotte pulled within 55-52 on two Willie Clayton
free throws and, after a Georgia Tech turnover, Shawn Lester buried
a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 10 seconds left to even the
score at 55.
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Ingram scored 11 points in a back-and-forth first half in
which neither team led by more than four points. Georgia Tech,
despite scoring just two baskets from the field in the final
eight minutes, led 27-24 at halftime.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Charlotte shot a season-low 33.3 percent from the
field. … Georgia Tech opens the ACC portion of its schedule
Saturday at Maryland. … Ingram’s previous career high of 16
points came last year in games against UNC-Asheville and Lamar.
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