Eric Atkins tallied 17 points and Pat Connaughton added nine
points and eight rebounds for Notre Dame (15-14, 6-10 ACC), which
tied a season low with five turnovers. Tom Knight had eight rebounds
and a pair of blocked shots off the bench as the Irish ended a
five-game losing streak in the series.
Robert Carter Jr. led the Yellow Jackets (13-15, 4-11) with 19
points and 11 rebounds while Marcus Georges-Hunt added 13 points.
Leading scorer Trae Golden missed all 10 of his shots - five from
long range - in going scoreless for the second time in his last four
Georgia Tech trimmed a nine-point deficit down to 53-50 when Chris
Bolden hit a pair of 3-pointers midway through the second half and
received two more from Carter to get within 63-62 with just over a
minute left. Connaughton missed on the other end to give the Yellow
Jackets a chance to go ahead, but Sherman made a steal, Connaughton
hit two free throws and Carter missed two potential game-tying
3-pointers in the closing seconds.
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Carter's trey with less than eight minutes left in the first half
gave Georgia Tech its largest lead at 22-11. The Irish outscored the
Yellow Jackets 22-9 over the remainder of the half to take a
two-point lead into the locker room and went up 47-38 on one of
Atkins' four 3-pointers with just under 14 minutes remaining.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Bolden hit all three of his 3-point tries off the
bench. ... Georgia Tech was 10-for-20 from beyond the arc but just
12-for-39 inside it. ... Sherman had scored in single digits in each
of his last four games.
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