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Louisville 68, Georgia Tech 64

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Malik Williams had 13 points and grabbed two late rebounds leading to three free throws in the final 23 seconds, helping No. 6 Louisville hold off Georgia Tech 68-64.

Steven Enoch also had 13 points while Jordan Nwora and David Johnson each scored 10 for Louisville (16-3, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), which won its fifth in a row. The Cardinals held Tech (8-11, 3-6) to 33% shooting in the second half after the Yellow Jackets made 62% before halftime.

The Cardinals trailed 43-32 early in the second half before outscoring the Yellow Jackets 22-9 over 10 1/2 minutes to lead 54-52 on Lamarr Kimble's layup with 7:33 remaining. Louisville pushed ahead 65-54 before the Georgia Tech scored 10 consecutive points to get within one with 1:20 left on James Banks III's dunk.

Williams then blocked Moses Wright's shot, got the rebound and drew the foul before making one of two free throws with 23.2 seconds left. Williams got another defensive rebound and went to the line with 7.4 seconds left and made both for a four-point edge. Jose Alvarado's 3-point attempt with 4 seconds left bounced off the rim to Kimble.

Michael Devoe had 21 points and Alvarado scored 13 for the Yellow Jackets, who lost their third straight and fourth of five.

Associated Press


January 22, 2020

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