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Recap: Georgia Tech 57, Wake Forest 56
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Date: February 16, 2013 2:00 PM EDT
  

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Robert Carter Jr. hit two free throws with 8.7 seconds left, and Georgia Tech held off a last-chance shot by Wake Forest for a 57-56 victory on Saturday.

Marcus Georges-Hunt finished with 16 points, Daniel Miller had 15 and Carter 10 for the Yellow Jackets (14-10, 4-8 Atlantic Coast Conference), who trailed most of the second half after leading by three points at the halftime break.

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C.J. Harris and Travis McKie scored 15 points each for the Demon Deacons, who overcame 29.2 percent shooting (14 of 48) to lead by as many as five points midway through the second half.

Despite the poor shooting, Wake Forest led 56-53 on a McKie 3-pointer with 1:19 left. But Georges-Hunt hit a 3 with 1 minute left to pull Georgia Tech within a point.

After McKie missed an open 3-pointer with 30 seconds left, Georges-Hunt missed a driving dunk attempt that would have put the Yellow Jackets ahead. But Carter came down with the rebound and was fouled going up for a follow, setting up his game-winning free throws.

The Demon Deacons had one last shot, but Georges-Hunt knocked a crosscourt pass by Harris out of bounds with 2.2 seconds left. Devin Thomas, who had 12 rebounds and nine points, then missed an 18-foot jumper at the buzzer.

It was Georgia Tech's second straight road ACC win after dropping its first four games, while Wake Forest has now lost two straight and six of its last seven games.

While the Demon Deacons had their problems shooting, so did Georgia Tech in the second half. After making nearly 45 percent of its attempts in the first half, the Yellow Jackets hit just 9 of 27 (33.3 percent) over the final 20 minutes.

Behind Georges-Hunt (seven points) and Miller (six points), Georgia Tech shook off a slow start and took advantage of Wake Forest's poor shooting to take a 30-27 halftime lead.

The Demon Deacons led 7-3 in the first two minutes, and held the lead two other times in the first half, the last at 16-15 on Thomas' layup with 9:34 remaining.

Wake Forest shot just 29.2 percent (7 of 24) in the half, but hit 3 of 10 on 3-pointers and 10 of 11 free throws. Meanwhile, while the Yellow Jackets struggled at the free throw line (2 of 6), they hit 13 of 39 (44.8 percent) from the field. That allowed Georgia Tech to stay close, and eventually pull ahead by 30-25 on Miller's jumper with 1:12 left.

Still, the Yellow Jackets could have led by an even bigger margin, giving away a possible seven points off of missed free throws and scoring chances in the first half.

First, Mfon Udofia missed a pair of free throws and Georgia Tech failed to score on the possession when Arnaud Williams Adala Moto was called for a flagrant foul at the 15-minute mark. Then, Solomon Poole missed two free throws after Demon Deacons coach Jeff Bzdelik was called for a technical foul with 12:27 left.

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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 GATECH  +125   +2.5   130 
 WAKE  -145   -2.5   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 GATECH  +110   +2    
 WAKE  -130   -2   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 GATECH  56%   32%   n/a 
 WAKE  44%   68%   n/a 
BT MOVEMENTS

 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Saturday, Feb 16
 
    Kent at Ohio
11:00 AM EDT
    Villanova at Connecticut
12:00 PM EDT
    Xavier at Dayton
12:00 PM EDT
    Boston College at Florida State
12:00 PM EDT
    Virginia at North Carolina
12:00 PM EDT
    William Mary at Old Dominion
12:00 PM EDT
    Notre Dame at Providence
12:00 PM EDT
    Rutgers at DePaul
1:00 PM EDT
    St Josephs at LaSalle
1:00 PM EDT
    Pittsburgh at Marquette
1:00 PM EDT
    Kentucky at Tennessee
1:00 PM EDT
    Florida at Auburn
1:45 PM EDT
    Texas Christian at Iowa State
1:45 PM EDT
    Oklahoma at Oklahoma State
1:45 PM EDT
    Indiana State at Bradley
2:00 PM EDT
    Purdue at Indiana
2:00 PM EDT
    Illinois Chicago at Loyola-Chicago
2:00 PM EDT
    Virginia Tech at North Carolina State
2:00 PM EDT
    Georgia Tech at Wake Forest
2:00 PM EDT
    Creighton at Evansville
3:00 PM EDT
    Missouri at Arkansas
4:00 PM EDT
    Butler at Fordham
4:00 PM EDT
    Towson at Hofstra
4:00 PM EDT
    UCLA at Stanford
4:00 PM EDT
    Texas Tech at West Virginia
4:00 PM EDT
    South Carolina at Alabama
4:00 PM EDT
    Southern Utah at Eastern Washington
5:00 PM EDT
    Mississippi St at Louisiana State
5:00 PM EDT
    Cornell at Brown
6:00 PM EDT
    Duke at Maryland
6:00 PM EDT
    Temple at Massachusetts
6:00 PM EDT
    Detroit at Valparaiso
6:00 PM EDT
    Texas AM at Vanderbilt
6:30 PM EDT
    Pennsylvania at Dartmouth
7:00 PM EDT
    Princeton at Harvard
7:00 PM EDT
    Baylor at Kansas State
7:00 PM EDT
    Cal Riverside at Long Beach State
7:00 PM EDT
    Northeastern at UNC Wilmington
7:00 PM EDT
    Oregon at Washington State
7:00 PM EDT
    Syracuse at Seton Hall
8:00 PM EDT
    Northern Iowa at Drake
8:00 PM EDT
    Georgia at Mississippi
8:00 PM EDT
    Michigan St at Nebraska
8:00 PM EDT
    Missouri St at Southern Illinois
8:00 PM EDT
    Rice at UAB
8:00 PM EDT
    Montana at Idaho State
9:00 PM EDT
    Texas at Kansas
9:00 PM EDT
    Sacramento State at Northern Colo
9:00 PM EDT
    San Diego State at UNLV
9:00 PM EDT
    Montana State at Weber State
9:00 PM EDT
    Denver at San Jose State
10:00 PM EDT
    Northridge at UC Davis
10:00 PM EDT
    Santa Barbara at Cal Poly SLO
10:00 PM EDT
    Hawaii at Pacific
10:00 PM EDT
    Cal State Fullerton at UC Irvine
11:00 PM EDT
    Oregon State at Washington
11:00 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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