Dec 29, 2001
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.