Nov. 22, 2015
ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) – Senior Ge’Lawn Guyn hit a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left to give East Tennessee State a 69-68 win over Georgia Tech on Sunday.
With 8 seconds left the Buccaneers inbounded the ball to Guyn, who dribbled just beyond the circle and drained his third 3-pointer of the game. Guyn finished with 24 points, 16 of them in the second half, and had a team-leading seven rebounds.
Guyn, a transfer from Cincinnati, earlier tied the game with a 3-point basket and had a block to set up Deuce Bello’s fast-break basket that gave East Tennessee a 64-63 lead.
East Tennessee (3-1) also got 12 points apiece from T.J. Cromer and A.J. Merriweather.
Georgia Tech (3-1) was led by Marcus Georges-Hunt with 20 points and Nick Jacobs with 13 points. Charles Mitchell had 10 points and 11 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season. Forward Nick Jacobs had 13 points and guard Adam Smith scored 10.
Georgia Tech led 65-64 after Mitchell made two free throws with one minute remaining and extended the lead to 67-64 on forward Marcus Georges-Hunt’s slam.
The Yellow Jackets opted to foul Guyn, who made two free throws to cut the lead to 67-66. Georges-Hunt then made one of two free throws, his only miss in 10 attempts during the game, with eight seconds left, to give Georgia Tech a 68-66 lead, but allow East Tennessee a chance to win the game.
The Yellow Jackets trailed 19-12 with 8:34 left in the first half before going on a 20-4 run en route to a 32-27 halftime lead. Jacobs scored five of his 11 first-half points during that stretch, including a three-point play.
Georgia Tech: After shooting 71.2 percent in the first half of the last game against Green Bay, the Yellow Jackets shot only 40.7 percent in the opening half and 40.7 percent for the game.
East Tennessee State: The Bucs won by scoring 36 points in the paint, 14 more than Georgia Tech. The Bucs also had 11 points off turnovers and 14 second-chance points.
Georgia Tech plays Arkansas at the NIT Season Tipoff in Brooklyn on Thursday.
East Tennessee State plays at Charleston Southern on Tuesday.