Georgia Tech men’s basketball team defeated Notre Dame 82-80 on Saturday night at McCamish Pavilion. The Yellow Jackets overcame a 17-point deficit, the largest in Coach Josh Patner’s five seasons in charge. Georgia Tech has won 11 consecutive ACC games at McCamish Pavilion and seven straight games at home since dropping its opening two games to Georgia State and Mercer.
Notre Dame wasted no time asserting their intentions on the court as they quickly rode a 14-2 run halfway through the first half. They would go into halftime leading 50-35 over the hosts.
Georgia Tech went on a 16-4 run led by Michael Devoe who totaled 19-points on the night. As the Yellow Jackets began mounting their comeback in the second half, you could tell the night was going to be special.
Notre Dame wouldn’t go down easy. They regained a six-point late in the second half and showed no signs of slowing down. Nate Laszewski led the Fighting Irish with a team-high 27-points after going 11 for 13 from the outside.
The last four minutes were tight, as Notre Dame was held without a point in the final stretch. Georgia Tech’s Michael Devoe and Jose Alvarado has monster games totaling 19-points apiece. Their 62.5% shooting as a team in the second half made all the difference since the Irish struggled to find a rhythm. Alvarado registered six steals and five assists while Moses Wright led the team with eight rebounds.
The Ramblin’ Wreck will go at it again on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. as they take on 14th-ranked Virginia at McCamish Pavilion. The game will be televised on Fox Sports South.
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