Georgia Tech Rallies to Beat Tennessee 69-67
ATLANTA (AP) – Nick Jacobs matched his career high with 23 points and Georgia Tech rallied after trailing by nine points early in second half to beat Tennessee 69-67 on Monday night.
Jacobs, the transfer from Alabama, also had nine rebounds as Georgia Tech (2-0) overcome abysmal 3-point shooting. The Yellow Jackets made only 2 of 19 3-pointers.
With Georgia Tech leading 69-67, Tennessee’s Kevin Punter missed two free throws with 1:19 remaining.
Following a missed long 3-pointer by Yellow Jackets guard Adam Smith, the Vols grabbed the rebound and called timeout with 6 seconds remaining. Devon Baulkman missed a last-second fallaway 3-pointer.
Armani Moore led Tennessee (1-1) with 17 points. Robert Hubbs III had 13.
Marcus Georges-Hunt had 17 points for Georgia Tech. Charles Mitchell had 12 points and 12 rebounds.
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