Okogie, Georgia Tech upset Notre Dame at buzzer

The move Josh Pastner made from the Memphis Tigers to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets this year seemed like a lateral move. "To be down like we were down and fight back to get the lead against that kind of team in the first half says a lot about our guys". "We just look at team matchups and play with more energy than our opponent".

The Yellow Jackets (13-8, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) erased an early 10-point deficit with a 24-6 run and led by four points at halftime.

Georgia Tech may be in the ACC, but they are certainly in the bottom rung of the league.

Down at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta on Saturday, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be visiting the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in college basketball activity. Georgia Tech is also 4-1 ATS in their last five home games versus a team with a winning road record, and the under is 4-0 in the Yellow Jackets' last four Saturday games.

"It's the first time we've had our butt's kicked", Notre Dame coach Mike Brey told reporters afterward. "What did he have?"

"(Lammers) had three blocks? "He changed another 10 (shots)".

V.J. Beachem finished with 23 points and hit a 3-pointer that made it 60-all with 2:45 remaining for Notre Dame (17-5, 6-3). "They posted him, they played him all over the place, and we couldn't get a match-up on him". "Today the other team made them".

Bonzie Colson scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

Okogie, who missed a pair of free throws with 35.8 seconds remaining, finished with nine points after scoring 35 in Wednesday's upset of No. 6 Florida State. Within the first five minutes of the second half, he took two charges and tied up Jackson on a blocked shot. "I couldn't see his legs he was running so fast".

Notre Dame comes in here with a 17-4 record on the year. "We worked like heck to get 60 points today". They deserved it today. Steve Vasturia was limited to five points on 1-of-7 shooting from the field.

"We probably didn't get as good a shot at the end there, and we were trying to run it down even further", Brey said.

It was Georgia Tech's third win over a ranked opponent this season (coincidentally UNC, Florida State and Notre Dame) as they are making a solid case (13-8, 5-4) for the NCAA Tournament, which may include as many as eight ACC schools.

Okogie, who had missed two free throws with less than a minute to play, caught the pass on the right side of the court and broke hard to the basket.



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