Scores

Final

Georgia Tech 76

(11-2, 0-1 ACC)

Charlotte 67

(10-3, 5-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, January 2, 2010

    Halton Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    GT 37 3976
    CHAR 29 3867

    Top Performers

    Georgia Tech: G. Lawal 29 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Blk

    Charlotte: D. Green 31 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Georgia Tech 76, Charlotte 67

    Associated Press

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Gani Lawal had 29 points and rescued Georgia Tech from a late collapse as the Yellow Jackets overcame 31 points from Derrio Green in a 76-67 victory over Charlotte on Saturday night.

    After squandering a 15-point second-half lead, Lawal hit several key free throws and had a big block in the final minute and Georgia Tech (11-2) recovered to win its third straight to move within one victory of last season's total.

    Green hit seven 3-pointers in his career-best night for the 49ers (10-3), who trailed by 12 with 8 minutes left before a 17-4 run put them ahead 66-65 with 2:38 left.

    But D'Andre Bell answered with a 3-pointer and Lawal hit two free throws. Up 70-66, Lawal rejected Chris Braswell in the lane and later put it away at the line.

    Lawal hit 17 of 20 free throws and added 10 rebounds. Iman Shumpert added nine points in his first game back from knee surgery.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GT
    CHAR
    Points 76 67
    FG Made-Attempted 22-58 (.379) 19-51 (.373)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-18 (.167) 10-25 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 29-32 (.906) 19-27 (.704)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 4

    2009-10 Season

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