Marcus Georges-Hunt lifts Georgia Tech past Charlotte, 67-66


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets bounced back from last week’s tough loss with a win 67-66 win at home against the 49ers of UNC-Charlotte. Brian Gregory’s team finishes their non-conference schedule with 9-3 record and improves to 6-1 at McCamish Pavilion with the victory.

The game started with out pretty even for the both teams. The Yellow Jackets were able to create some distance late in the first half with a 10-0 run. Georgia Tech led the game at halftime 28-20 off that run. They held the 49ers to 10-29 shooting from the field and 0-8 from 3 point range. Charlotte also did not get to the free throw line once before the intermission.

After halftime, Charlotte was able to scrap back into the game with a 12-6 run to open the half. Both teams traded the lead down the stretch.  The 49ers were able to take advantage of 13 Yellow Jacket turnovers. Charlotte had a one-point lead with 11 seconds left after two free throws, but the Jackets then drove down the court and forward Marcus Georges-Hunt hit the game winner with 3 seconds left on the clock. The 49ers were able to get a final shot, but Terrance Williams missed a 3-pointer with 1 second left on the clock.

Charlotte had 4 players to score in double figures in a well balanced effort. Williams was their leading scorer with 14 points and also had 6 rebounds.

The star of the night for Georgia Tech was the aforementioned Marcus Georges-Hunt. He recorded 25 points and 7 rebounds and was the only Yellow Jacket to score in double digits. Charles Mitchell helped the Tech cause with 9 points and 7 rebounds.

Next up for Georgia Tech is their first ACC contest against the 14th-ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN on January 3. Stay tuned for all the latest.