Jackets Fall To IUPUI 98-92

Dec 29, 2001

Box Score

ATLANTA (AP) – Brian Buchanan scored 28 points and IUPUI won its first meeting with an Atlantic Coast Conference school, beating the Georgia Tech 98-92 Saturday.

Josh Mullins scored 24 and Dannorris Harvey added 19 for the Jaguars (6-5), playing their first season in Division I.

Georgia Tech (6-7) lost to the obscure Indianapolis school just 13 days after upsetting No. 18 Syracuse.

Buchanan hit 5-of-8 3-pointers in the first half and finished with a career high in points. The Jaguars, one of the top 3-point shooting teams in the country, hit 12-of-23 outside the arc.

The game was delayed 29 minutes by a power outage midway through the first half.

The game featured nine lead changes, all in the opening period. IUPUI began to take control when Buchanan’s 3-pointer made it 51-43 early in the second half. The Jaguars pushed the margin to 10 on Mullins’ trey with 6:41 left.

Georgia Tech got as close as 85-82 when Marvin Lewis scored from the baseline with 1:23 left, but the Jaguars hit 5-of-6 free throws in the final minute to put the game away.

Freshman Ed Nelson scored 18 points for Georgia Tech, and Halston Lane and B.J. Elder added 17 each. The Yellow Jackets’ leading scorer, Tony Akins, was held to eight points.

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