Georgia Tech erases 18-point deficit to beat Clemson in OT

Georgia Tech
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WASHINGTON (AP) – Marcus Georges-Hunt and Georgia Tech erased an 18-point second-half deficit to beat Clemson 88-85 in overtime on Wednesday in the second round of the ACC Tournament to keep its faint NCAA hopes alive for at least another day.

Georges-Hunt went 15 for 16 from the free throw line and scored 28 points as the Yellow Jackets took advantage of a Tigers team that went cold and couldn’t get a grip back on the game. Georgia Tech (19-13) will face No. 4 Virginia in the quarterfinals Thursday.

Adam Smith had 23 points and Nick Jacobs added 12 for the Yellow Jackets.

Georgia Tech beat Virginia in their only meeting, 68-64 at home Jan. 9.

All ACC first-teamer Jaron Blossomgame led Clemson (17-14) with 22 points before fouling out, and Avry Holmes added 19.

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