Feb. 23, 2015
ATLANTA (AP)– Marcus Georges-Hunt led the Yellow Jackets with 13 in a loss to Louisville Monday night that came down to the wire.
In the frantic final seconds, Marcus Georges-Hunt tied it at 48 for the Yellow Jackets with a drive to the hoop, but Louisville (22-6, 10-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) took off the other way for Rozier’s basket just seconds later.
Georgia Tech (12-16, 3-13) turned it over and had another attempt at a tying basket blocked. Wayne Blackshear hit two free throws with 4.8 seconds left to clinch the victory, offsetting a desperation 3-pointer by the Yellow Jackets.
The Yellow Jackets were seemingly in control after Demarco Cox made a layup to give the home team its biggest lead, 41-28 with 9:40 remaining.
Six of the Yellow Jackets’ last seven defeats have been by a total of 16 points.
“We’re not giving up,” said Charles Mitchell, who had 14 rebounds. “Hopefully we can get to the ACC tournament and the chips start falling our way.”
For much of the night, the Cardinals appeared to be headed to another loss. They went completely cold over the final 8 minutes of the first half, managing only three points on their last 13 possessions. Louisville went 1 of 9 from the field during that stretch, in addition to turning it over four times.
Georgia Tech closed the half on a 10-3 run and led 24-17 at the break. It was the third time in the last six games the Cardinals were held under 20 points in the first half.